Allograft inflammatory factor-1 and tumor necrosis factor single nucleotide polymorphisms in systemic sclerosis.


Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) alleles have been associated with systemic sclerosis (SSc); however, these alleles may be in linkage with other genes. Allograft inflammatory factor-1 (AIF-1) is a newly identified gene on the short arm of chromosome 6 in the class III region of the human leukocyte antigen. It appears to be involved in inflammation and was… (More)


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