Tumor necrosis factor gene polymorphisms in ankylosing spondylitis.

Despite the strength of the association of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) with HLA-B27, other genetic elements could play a possible role in the pathophysiology of AS. In view of its gene location, in the proximity of the HLA-B locus, and biological effects, tumor necrosis factor (TNF) genes are potential candidates for additive susceptibility factors to AS… CONTINUE READING