Association of the CD226 (DNAM-1) Gly307Ser polymorphism with juvenile idiopathic arthritis


Background Recent genetic studies have reported an association of the Gly307Ser single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the CD226 gene with susceptibility to multiple autoimmune diseases. CD226 or DNAM-1 is a type 1 membrane protein belonging to the Ig-superfamily and is involved in the adhesion and co-stimulation of T cells and NK cells. A trend towards… (More)