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Epistatic interactions between HLA-DRB1 and interleukin 4, but not interferon-gamma, increase susceptibility to giant cell arteritis.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of rheumatology
Publication Date
Volume
31
Issue
12
Pages
2413–2417
Identifiers
PMID: 15570643
Source
Medline

Abstract

Our results suggest an association with IL-4 gene polymorphism that is dependent on HLA-DRB1 genotype in GCA susceptible individuals. These data indicate an interaction between HLA-DRB1 and IL-4 that contributes to pronounced disease susceptibility.

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