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Ren Ji Hospital Participates in Research May Provides New Therapies for Autoimmune Diseases

February 17, 2017      Author: Tang Yuanjia & Tan Shan

Recently, the international authoritative academic journal of the genetics named the "Nature Genetics" (IF = 31.616) published online the article A missense variant in NCF1 is associated with susceptibility to multiple autoimmune diseases. It was the latest research result cooperatively achieved by Ren Ji Hospital-Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine Rheumatology Research Institute and the Medical University of South Carolina and other research institutions. According to the research, the newly discovered susceptibility genes which were associated with a variety of autoimmune diseases provide new targets for treatment on autoimmune diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis and primary desiccation syndrome.

The corresponding authors of this research are Prof. Shen Nan from Ren Ji Hospital-Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine Rheumatology Research Institute and Prof. Betty Tsao, Dr. Zhao Jian from the Medical University of South Carolina. The first authors are Dr. Zhao Jian and Ma Jianyang from Ren Ji Hospital.

 


Translated by Wang Ying   Reviewed by Wang Bingyu