Misfolding of HLA-B27 as a result of its B pocket suggests a novel mechanism for its role in susceptibility to spondylarthropathies
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Nerve growth factor (NGF) autoantibodies and NGF in the synovial fluid: implications in spondylarthropathies
. Autoimmunity 24:1-9.
AS is a member of the family of diseases that attack the spine called spondylarthropathies
. In addition to AS, these diseases include Reiter's syndrome, some cases of psoriatic arthritis and the arthitis of inflammatory bowel disease.
HLA-B27 subtypes in the spondylarthropathies
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Just last year, 17 years after the strong association between HLA-B27 and ankylosing spondylitis was discovered, two Texas researchers confirmed the central role of HLA-B27 in the family of diseases called spondylarthropathies
, which includes ankylosing spondylitis, Reiter's syndrome, psoriatic spondylitis and acute anterior uvertis, or iritis.
Increased production of soluble CTLA-4 in patients with spondylarthropathies
correlates with disease activity.
Nurmohamed, "Cardiovascular risk profile of patients with spondylarthropathies
, particularly ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis," Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism, vol.
Late-onset ankylosing spondylitis and related spondylarthropathies
: clinical and radiological characteristics and pharmacological treatment options.
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," Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, vol.
Monteleone, "Common immunologic mechanisms in inflammatory bowel disease and spondylarthropathies
," World Journal of Gastroenterology, vol.
The first successful experiments reproducing human arthritic diseases collectively called spondylarthropathies
in laboratory animals were recently reported by Dr.