Sandra Barbet

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The integrin alpha(v)beta3, whose alpha(v) subunit is encoded by the ITGAV gene, plays a key role in angiogenesis. Hyperangiogenesis is involved in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and the ITGAV gene is located in 2q31, one of the suggested RA susceptibility loci. Our aim was to test the ITGAV gene for association and linkage to RA in a family-based study from the(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, a new genetic factor within the interferon regulatory factor 5 (IRF5) gene was demonstrated for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) through linkage and association: the rs2004640-T allele. IRF5 is involved in the production of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) cytokines, and SLE already shares with RA one genetic factor within the tyrosine(More)
OBJECTIVE Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is characterized by hyperplasia of fibro-blast-like synoviocytes (FLSs), in part due to apoptosis resistance. Adrenomedullin, an anti-apoptotic peptide, is secreted more by RA than osteoarthritis FLSs. Adrenomedullin binds to a heterodimeric functional receptor, of calcitonin receptor-like receptor (CRLR) coupled with a(More)
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