Familial clustering of the serum cytokine profile in the relatives of rheumatoid arthritis patients.

@article{ElGabalawy2012FamilialCO,
  title={Familial clustering of the serum cytokine profile in the relatives of rheumatoid arthritis patients.},
  author={H S El-Gabalawy and David B T Robinson and Irene Ann Smolik and Donna Lee Hart and Brenda Mary Elias and Keng L. Wong and Christine A Peschken and Carol A Hitchon and Xuan Li and Charles N Bernstein and Marianna M. Newkirk and Marvin J Fritzler},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2012},
  volume={64 6},
  pages={
          1720-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is prevalent in North American Native populations, with a high frequency of multicase families and seropositivity in first-degree relatives. This study was undertaken to determine whether the serum cytokine profile of first-degree relatives of North American Native patients with RA differed from that of individuals with no family history of autoimmunity and whether there was an association with RA autoantibodies. METHODS North American Native patients with… CONTINUE READING
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