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    • Analysis of skewed X-chromosome inactivation in females with rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmune thyroid diseases 

      Chabchoub, G.; Uz, E.; Maalej, A.; Mustafa, C. A.; Rebai, A.; Mnif, M.; Bahloul, Z.; Farid, N. R.; Ozcelik, T.; Ayadi, H. (BioMed Central, 2009)
      Introduction The majority of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITDs) are characterized by a striking female predominance superimposed on a predisposing genetic background. ...
    • Skewed X chromosome inactivation in blood cells of women with scleroderma 

      Özbalkan, Z.; Baǧişlar, S.; Kiraz, S.; Akyerli, C. B.; Özer H. T. E.; Yavuz, Ş.; Birlik, A. M.; Çalgüneri, M.; Özçelik, T. (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2005)
      Objective. Scleroderma (SSc) is an autoimmune disease of unknown etiology. The disease is 3-8 times more frequent in women than in men. The role of X chromosome inactivation (XCI) in the predisposition of women to autoimmunity ...