Genetic and molecular basis of quantitative trait loci of arthritis in rat

Genes and polymorphisms

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Abstract

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease, the pathogenesis of which is affected by multiple genetic and environmental factors. To understand the genetic and molecular basis of RA, a large number of quantitative trait loci (QTL) that regulate experimental autoimmune arthritis have been identified using various rat models for RA. However, identifying the particular responsible genes within these QTL remains a major challenge. Using currently available genome data and gene annotation information, we systematically examined RA-associated genes and polymorphisms within and outside QTL over the whole rat genome. By the whole genome analysis of genes and polymorphisms, we found that there are significantly more RA-associated genes in QTL regions as contrasted with non-QTL regions. Further experimental studies are necessary to determine whether these known RA-associated genes or polymorphisms are genetic components causing the QTL effect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)859-864
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Immunology
Volume181
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 15 2008

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Quantitative Trait Loci
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Molecular Sequence Annotation
Experimental Arthritis
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  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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Genetic and molecular basis of quantitative trait loci of arthritis in rat : Genes and polymorphisms. / Xiong, Qing; Jiao, Yan; Hasty, Karen; Stuart, John; Postlethwaite, Arnold; Kang, Andrew; Gu, Weikuan.

In: Journal of Immunology, Vol. 181, No. 2, 15.07.2008, p. 859-864.

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