University of Texas Health Science Center Rheumatologists Advance Genetic Research Related To Disabling Form Of Arthritis
1/11/2010 7:49:37 AM
EurekAlert! -- Work done in part by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston has led to the discovery of two new genes that are implicated in ankylosing spondylitis (AS), an inflammatory and potentially disabling disease. In addition, the international research team pinpointed two areas along stretches of DNA that play an important role in regulating gene activity associated with the arthritic condition.