What have we learned from a 10-year experience with the LUMINA (Lupus in Minorities; Nature vs. nurture) cohort? Where are we heading?

@article{Uribe2004WhatHW,
  title={What have we learned from a 10-year experience with the LUMINA (Lupus in Minorities; Nature vs. nurture) cohort? Where are we heading?},
  author={Am{\'e}rica G Uribe and Gerald McGwin and John D Reveille and Graciela S Alarc{\'o}n},
  journal={Autoimmunity reviews},
  year={2004},
  volume={3 4},
  pages={321-9}
}
Recently, there has been an awareness of the variable phenotypic expression of numerous disorders between individuals from different ethnicities, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) one of them. These disparities probably arise from the interaction between genetic and non-genetic (environmental, socioeconomic-demographic, cultural and behavioral) factors. To delineate the influence of these factors on SLE outcome, we established a multiethnic (Hispanic, African American and Caucasian) United… CONTINUE READING

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