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The PTPN22 C1858T functional polymorphism and autoimmune diseases--a meta-analysis.
OBJECTIVE To assess whether combined evidence shows the association between the protein tyrosine phosphatase non-receptor 22 (PTPN22) C1858T polymorphism and autoimmune diseases, and to summarize theExpand
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Increased expression of pro‐inflammatory cytokines and metalloproteinase‐1 by TGF‐β1 in synovial fibroblasts from rheumatoid arthritis and normal individuals
Transforming growth factor (TGF)‐β1 is expressed abundantly in the rheumatoid synovium. In this study, the inflammatory effect of TGF‐β1 in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) was investigated using culturedExpand
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PADI4 polymorphisms and rheumatoid arthritis susceptibility: a meta-analysis
We conducted a comprehensive meta-analysis with all available data on the association of allele and genotype of peptidylarginine deiminases 4 (PADI4) polymorphisms with RA overall and in each ethnicExpand
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Prostaglandin E2 Augments IL-10 Signaling and Function1
In inflamed joints of rheumatoid arthritis, PGE2 is highly expressed, and IL-10 and IL-6 are also abundant. PGE2 is a well-known activator of the cAMP signaling pathway, and there is functionalExpand
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Genome scan meta-analysis of rheumatoid arthritis.
OBJECTIVE Genome scans for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have yielded inconsistent results. The absence of replication of linkage might be due to lack of power of individual studies. We performed aExpand
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Lipoprotein(a) and Lipids in Relation to Inflammation in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Abstract: The aim of this study is to evaluate whether lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) acts as the acute phase reactant and whether changes of lipids are related to inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis (RA).Expand
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Association between vitamin D intake and the risk of rheumatoid arthritis: a meta-analysis
The aim of this study was to summarize published results on the association between vitamin D intake and the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and between serum vitamin D levels and RAExpand
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Increased susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis in Koreans heterozygous for HLA-DRB1*0405 and *0901.
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association of susceptibility and protective HLA-DRB1 alleles with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and its clinical markers in an Asian population. METHODS All RA patients (nExpand
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Candidate gene studies of fibromyalgia: a systematic review and meta-analysis
The aim of this study was to explore whether the candidate gene polymorphisms contribute to fibromyalgia susceptibility. The authors conducted a meta-analysis on associations between serotoninExpand
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