Searching for the autoimmune thyroid disease susceptibility genes: from gene mapping to gene function.

@article{Tomer2003SearchingFT,
  title={Searching for the autoimmune thyroid disease susceptibility genes: from gene mapping to gene function.},
  author={Yaron Tomer and Terry F Davies},
  journal={Endocrine reviews},
  year={2003},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={694-717}
}
The autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITD) are complex diseases that are caused by an interaction between susceptibility genes and environmental triggers. Genetic susceptibility, in combination with external factors (e.g., dietary iodine), is believed to initiate the autoimmune response to thyroid antigens. Abundant epidemiological data, including family and… CONTINUE READING