Susceptibility to ankylosing spondylitis but not disease outcome is influenced by the level of HLA-B27 expression, which shows moderate variability over time.

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OBJECTIVE Previous reports have highlighted the relevance of HLA-B27 expression in the pathogenesis of ankylosing spondylitis (AS). The aim of the current study was to estimate the level of HLA-B27 expression on the cell surface of ex vivo monocytes and lymphocytes by a quantitative method and to correlate this with AS disease susceptibility, disease… (More)
DOI: 10.3109/03009742.2011.623138

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