General aspects of the genetics of SLE

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The application of genetic techniques to the study of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) has identified candidate genes with diverse immunological function. There is a growing understanding that susceptibility to SLE is due to a complex interaction of multiple genes and environmental factors, and that many of these may be shared with other autoimmune diseases. In this first of a series of review articles we outline our current understanding of SLE genetics, in particular summarising the results of recent association studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)550-559
Number of pages10
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007


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