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The cluster of differentiation 24 (CD24) Ala57Val polymorphism has been implicated as a risk factor for multiple sclerosis (MS) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE); however, genetic studies have produced controversial results. A meta-analysis was performed on this topic. We used odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence interval (95% CI) to investigate the(More)
PURPOSE Polymorphisms in the genes encoding interleukin-23 receptor (IL23R) and the p40 subunit of IL-12/23 (IL12B) have been implicated in multiple sclerosis (MS) risk. However, results of different studies are inconsistent. Our aim was to perform a meta-analysis on this topic. METHODS We assessed two variants (rs10889677 and rs7517847) of IL23R and the(More)
BACKGROUND Vitamin D is an import regulator of T helper 17 (Th17) differentiation, but our understanding of the underlying mechanisms remains limited. In the present study, we aimed to detect the expression levels of microRNAs (miRNAs) during human Th17 differentiation and evaluate the effects of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25(OH)2D3), the bioactive form of(More)
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