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Researchers Identify New Risk Factor Gene for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Feinstein Institute Study



6/10/2009 8:12:18 AM

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ScienceDaily (June 10, 2009) — Scientists at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and a team of collaborators from across the country have identified a new risk factor gene for rheumatoid arthritis. The paper will be published in Nature Genetics and the finding brings light to the nature of the disease. The gene, dubbed REL, is a member of the NF-?B family, important transcription factors that have many roles in the body. The NF-?B family seems to have a big hand in regulating the body's immune response as well.


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