Evidence for STAT4 as a common autoimmune gene: rs7574865 is associated with colonic Crohn's disease and early disease onset.

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Jürgen Glas; Julia Seiderer; Melinda Nagy; Christoph Fries; Florian Beigel; Maria Weidinger; Simone Pfennig; Wolfram Klein; Jörg T Epplen; Peter Lohse; Matthias Folwaczny; Burkhard Göke; Thomas Ochsenkühn; Julia Diegelmann; Bertram Müller-Myhsok; Darina Roeske; Stephan Brand;

BACKGROUND: Recent studies demonstrated an association of STAT4 variants with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), indicating that multiple autoimmune diseases share common susceptibility genes. We therefore investigated the influence of STA... View more
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