J-R García-Lozano

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Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA4) polymorphisms located in the promotor region at positions -318 (C/T) and in exon 1 (49 A/ G) were investigated in 138 Spanish patients (37 men and 101 women) with rheumatoid arthritis and in 305 ethnically-matched healthy controls. When the allelic and genotypic frequencies corresponding to the CTLA4 -318 position(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the associations of HLA class II antigens with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in a Spanish population. METHODS We used DNA oligotyping to determine DR types, DQA1 and DQB1 alleles, and DR4 variants in 70 unrelated seropositive RA patients and 189 healthy controls living in Spain. RESULTS A significantly higher frequency of DR4 was seen(More)
The presence of certain vitamin D receptor (VDR) genotypes has been associated with low bone mineral density (BMD) in elderly populations as well as with accelerated bone loss in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In the present study, VDR genotypes from 120 Spanish patients with RA were investigated. Three VDR gene polymorphisms (BsmI, ApaI and TaqI)(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the possible role of the caspase 7 (CASP7) in susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS Genotyping of three single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the CASP7 gene: rs11593766 (G/ T), rs2227310 (C/G) and rs2227309 (G/A) was performed in a total of 906 RA patients and 528 matched healthy(More)
Impaired innate inflammatory response has a key role in the Crohn's disease (CD) pathogenesis. The aim of this study was to investigate the possible role of the TLR10-TLR1-TLR6 gene cluster in CD susceptibility. A total of 508 CD patients (284, cohort 1 and 224, cohort 2) and 576 controls were included. TLR10-TLR1-TLR6 cluster single-nucleotide(More)
Four patients of 283 liver-transplant recipients (1.4%) developed de novo immune-mediated hepatitis approximately 2 years after transplantation. Antibodies showing an unusual liver/kidney cytoplasmic staining pattern were detected in the sera of all four patients and one of them was used to screen a human liver cDNA expression library with the aim of(More)
It is unknown whether hepatitis C virus (HCV)-specific cellular immune responses can develop in seronegative sexual partners of chronically HCV-infected patients and whether they have occult infection. Thirty-one heterosexual partners of patients with chronic HCV were studied, fifteen of them with HCV transmission risks. Ten healthy individuals and 17(More)
We have studied the distribution of the different HLA-B51* alleles among patients with Behçet's disease (BD) and ethnically matched healthy controls in a Spanish population. The serological B51 specificity was increased in BD patients (37.5% versus 15.5% in controls). Among the B51-associated alleles, the frequencies of B*5101 (32%) and 5108 (5.5%) were(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the pattern of microRNA (miRNA) expression in CD19+ and CD4+ cells from asymptomatic patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS A screening of the expression of 377 miRNAs was performed in human CD4+ and CD19+ cells isolated from the peripheral blood by using a TaqMan Human MicroRNA Array.(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if susceptibility to Behçet's disease (BD) is associated with polymorphism of HLA-DRB1, HLA-DQB1, DQB1, and TAP1 and TAP2 genes. METHODS Fifty eight Spanish BD patients and 116 ethnically matched unrelated healthy subjects were typed at the HLA-DRB1 and HLA-DQB1 loci using polymerase chain reaction/sequence specific oligotyping(More)