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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE, OMIM 152700) is a complex autoimmune disease that affects 0.05% of the Western population, predominantly women. A number of susceptibility loci for SLE have been suggested in different populations, but the nature of the susceptibility genes and mutations is yet to be identified. We previously reported a susceptibility(More)
We have identified Tspan33 as a gene encoding a transmembrane protein exhibiting a restricted expression pattern including expression in activated B cells. TSPAN33 is a member of the tetraspanin family. TSPAN33 is not expressed in resting B cells, but is strongly induced in primary human B cells following activation. Human 2E2 cells, a Burkitt's(More)
The aim of this study was to analyze in families with SLE for the presence of linkage and the structure and transmission of haplotypes containing alleles for the low-affinity Fcgamma receptors. The Fcgamma receptor polymorphisms FcgammaRIIA-131R/H, FcgammaRIIIA-176F/V and FcgammaRIIIB-NA1/2 and a polymorphism in the FcgammaRIIB gene were genotyped with(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the role of MCP-1-2518, stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1)-G801A and chemokine receptors CCR5-Delta32, CCR5-59 029, and CCR2-64I gene polymorphisms in transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder in Mexican Mestizo patients. METHODS Forty-seven unrelated consecutive patients with non-muscle-invasive transitional cell carcinoma(More)
Sepsis is a leading cause of death around the world, and 73-83% of all sepsis cases requiring attention in intensive care units are linked to intra-abdominal infection (IAI) or pneumonia. The activation of innate immunity is central to the manifestation of sepsis, and toll-like receptor (TLR) 4 plays an important role in this activation process. The 299G(More)
OBJECTIVES To confirm and define the genetic association of STAT4 and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), investigate the possibility of correlations with differential splicing and/or expression levels, and genetic interaction with IRF5. METHODS 30 tag SNPs were genotyped in an independent set of Spanish cases and controls. SNPs surviving correction for(More)
Chemokines and cytokines play an important role in the inflammatory development and progression of autoimmune diseases. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the role of MCP-1, SDF-1, and RANTES polymorphisms as susceptibility markers for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in a group of Mexican patients. MCP-1-2518, SDF-1 G801A, and RANTES-28(More)
Inflammation plays an essential role in the development and progression of atherosclerotic lesions. Cytokines of the interleukin-1 family are central regulators in immunoinflammatory mechanisms. In the present work, the role of interleukin 1 (IL-1) and IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1RN) gene polymorphisms as susceptibility markers for acute coronary syndrome(More)
The IRF5 gene was found to be strongly associated with SLE. We identified two functional polymorphisms and recently an insertion/deletion together with a tag SNP defining the risk haplotype in individuals of European ancestry. We now analyzed sets of Mexican patients with SLE. Three polymorphisms in the IRF5 gene were genotyped in two sets of Mexican(More)
PDCD1, an immunoreceptor involved in peripheral tolerance has previously been shown to be genetically associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). PDCD1 has two ligands whose genes are located in close proximity on chromosome 9p24. Our attention was drawn to these ligands after finding suggestive linkage to a marker (gata62f03, Z=2.27) located close(More)