Association between PADI4 and rheumatoid arthritis: a meta-analysis.

  title={Association between PADI4 and rheumatoid arthritis: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Takuji Iwamoto and Katsunori Ikari and Tadashi Nakamura and Mahito Kuwahara and Yoshiaki Toyama and Taisuke Tomatsu and Shigeki Momohara and Naoyuki Kamatani},
  volume={45 7},
OBJECTIVE Polymorphisms and haplotypes of the peptidylarginine deiminase type 4 gene (PADI4) have been reported to be associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in a Japanese population. However, subsequent replication studies showed conflicting results. The aim of this study was to determine whether meta-analysis would prove the existence of the association. METHODS PubMed was searched using the term 'PADI4' for articles from the publication of the first study to December 2005. Replication… CONTINUE READING

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