Analysis of skewed X-chromosome inactivation in females with rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmune thyroid diseases.


Chabchoub G., Uz E. , Maalej A., Mustafa C., Rebai A., Mnif M., ...More

Arthritis research & therapy, vol.11, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/ar2759
  • Title of Journal : Arthritis research & therapy

Abstract

Introduction The majority of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITDs) are characterized by a striking female predominance superimposed on a predisposing genetic background. The role of extremely skewed X-chromosome inactivation (XCI) has been questioned in the pathogenesis of several autoimmune diseases.