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ITGAV polymorphism and disease susceptibility in a Japanese rheumatoid arthritis population

Noriko Iikuni, Shu Kobayashi, Katsunori Ikari*, Taisuke Tomatsu, Masako Hara, Hisashi Yamanaka, Naoyuki Kamatani and Shigeki Momohara

Author Affiliations

Institute of Rheumatology, Tokyo Women's Medical University, 10-22 Kawada, Tokyo, 162-0054 Japan

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Arthritis Research & Therapy 2007, 9:405  doi:10.1186/ar2303

See related research by Jacq et al., and related editorial by Ahnert and Kirsten,

Published: 31 October 2007

First paragraph (this article has no abstract)

A research article by Jacq and colleagues [1], recently published in this journal, reported an association between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and the rs3738919-C allele in the ITGV gene, which encodes the αv subunit of the integrin αvβ3, in a European Caucasian population.