Transferrin c subtypes and rheumatoid-arthritis
1985 (English)In: Human Heredity, ISSN 0001-5652, E-ISSN 1423-0062, Vol. 35, no 5, 279-282 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Transferrin C subtypes were studied in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and controls. A significant association was found between the C2 type and RA. This association concerned mainly male patients and patients with a family history of polyarthritis. The results were discussed in relation to previous studies of the role of oxygen free radicals in the pathogenesis of RA and to a recently proposed hypothesis that the TfC2 gene confers an increased risk for cellular damage by hydroxyl radicals.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1985. Vol. 35, no 5, 279-282 p.
Rheumatoid arthritis, Transferrin variants, Oxygen-free radicals
Rheumatology and Autoimmunity
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-39207DOI: 10.1159/000153562OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-39207DiVA: diva2:388731