Association between the rs7700944 polymorphism in the TIM-4 gene and rheumatoid arthritis in Zahedan, southeast Iran.

@article{Zakeri2013AssociationBT,
  title={Association between the rs7700944 polymorphism in the TIM-4 gene and rheumatoid arthritis in Zahedan, southeast Iran.},
  author={Zahra Zakeri and Mohammad Esmaeil Fazl Hashemi and Seyed Mohammad Ebrahim Pourhosseini and Ebrahim Eskandari-Nasab and Gholamreza Bahari and Mohsen Taheri},
  journal={Revista brasileira de reumatologia},
  year={2013},
  volume={53 4},
  pages={341-5}
}
INTRODUCTION Recently, an association between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and the rs7700944 G>A variant in the T-cell immunoglobulin and mucin domains 4 (TIM-4) has been reported. OBJECTIVE The present study aimed at investigating the impact of that polymorphism on susceptibility to RA in a sample of the Iranian population. PATIENTS AND METHODS This case-control study was conducted on 120 patients with RA and 120 healthy subjects. The rs7700944 polymorphism in the TIM-4 gene was determined… CONTINUE READING

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