Roser Solans

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INTRODUCTION Increased expression of IL-33 and its receptor ST2, encoded by the IL1RL1 gene, has been detected in the inflamed arteries of giant cell arteritis (GCA) patients. The aim of the present study was to investigate for the first time the potential influence of the IL33 and IL1RL1 loci on GCA predisposition. METHODS A total of 1,363 biopsy-proven(More)
Behçet's disease (BD) is a multifactorial disorder associated with the HLA region. Recently, the ERAP1 gene has been proposed as a susceptibility locus with a recessive model and with epistatic interaction with HLA-B51. ERAP1 trims peptides in the endoplasmic reticulum to optimize their length for MHC-I binding. Polymorphisms in this gene have been related(More)
Behcet's disease (BD) is an immuno-mediated vasculitis in which knowledge of its etiology and genetic basis is limited. To improve the current knowledge, a genetic analysis performed with the Immunochip platform was carried out in a population from Spain. A discovery cohort comprising 278 BD cases and 1,517 unaffected controls were genotyped using the(More)
This is a study of the early identification of a new case of tropical spastic paraparesis/HLTV-1-associated myelopathy in a Spanish patient not previously reported on. The patient is 48 years of age, and he has been living in Sierra Leone for the past seventeen years, where he has worked as a surgeon. On first examination, he had been suffering from(More)
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