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Biomarkers in systemic sclerosis.

Curr Opin Rheumatol 2019 Nov;31(6):595-602

Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunogenetics, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, Houston, Texas, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/BOR.0000000000000656DOI Listing
November 2019

Interferon regulatory factor 7 (IRF7) represents a link between inflammation and fibrosis in the pathogenesis of systemic sclerosis.

Ann Rheum Dis 2019 Nov 22;78(11):1583-1591. Epub 2019 Aug 22.

Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunogenetics, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas McGovern Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2019-215208DOI Listing
November 2019

Translational optical coherence elastography for assessment of systemic sclerosis.

J Biophotonics 2019 Jul 25:e201900236. Epub 2019 Jul 25.

Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, Texas.

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July 2019

Associations of Multiple Exonic Variants with Systemic Sclerosis.

J Rheumatol 2019 Feb 15;46(2):184-189. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

From the Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas McGovern Medical School; Human Genetics Center, Division of Biostatistics, The University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas, USA; State Key Laboratory of Genetic Engineering and Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Contemporary Anthropology, Collaborative Innovation Center for Genetics and Development, School of Life Sciences and Institutes of Biomedical Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai; Department of Rheumatology, Jiangxi People's Hospital, Nanchang; Department of Rheumatology, Peking University-Shenzhen Hospital, Shenzhen; Life Sciences College, Hubei University, Wuhan, China.

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February 2019

Predictors of Hand Contracture in Early Systemic Sclerosis and the Effect on Function: A Prospective Study of the GENISOS Cohort.

J Rheumatol 2019 Feb 1. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

From the Department of Internal Medicine, Center for Clinical Research and Evidence-Based Medicine, and Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas McGovern Medical School, Houston, Texas, USA. Funding for this study was provided by the US National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Centers of Research Translation P50-AR054144, NIH grant N01-AR-02251, R01-AR-055258, and K23AR061436; by the University of Texas Health Science Center NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Award Clinical Research Unit UL1 RR024148; and by the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program W81XWH-07-1-011 and WX81XWH-13-1-0452. M. Buni, MD, Rheumatology Fellow, McGovern Medical School; J. Joseph, MD, Washington DC VA Medical Center; C. Pedroza, PhD, Associate Professor, McGovern Medical School; S. Theodore, MD, Research Coordinator I, McGovern Medical School; D. Nair, MS, Data Manager Contractor; T.A. McNearney, MD; H.T. Draeger, MD, University Health System - University Medicine Associates; J.D. Reveille, MD, Professor, McGovern Medical School; S. Assassi, MD, Associate Professor, McGovern Medical School; M.D. Mayes, MD, Professor, McGovern Medical School. Dr. Buni and Dr. Joseph contributed equally to this paper and are co-first authors. Address correspondence to Dr. M.D. Mayes, Rheumatology, Medical School Building 5/270, 6431 Fannin St., Houston, Texas 77030, USA. E-mail: Accepted for publication January 16, 2019.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.180093DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6675665PMC
February 2019

Type I interferon dysregulation in Systemic Sclerosis.

Cytokine 2019 Jan 23:154635. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Division of Rheumatology, 6431 Fannin, MSB 5.262, Houston, TX 77030, United States. Electronic address:

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January 2019

Role of STAT3 in skin fibrosis and transforming growth factor beta signalling.

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2018 10;57(10):1838-1850

Department of Medicine, Section of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kex347DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6152423PMC
October 2018

KL-6 But Not CCL-18 Is a Predictor of Early Progression in Systemic Sclerosis-related Interstitial Lung Disease.

J Rheumatol 2018 08 1;45(8):1153-1158. Epub 2018 Jul 1.

From the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, McGovern Medical School, Houston, Texas, USA; Department of Allergy and Rheumatology, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.170518DOI Listing
August 2018

Distinguishing Molecular Features of Allergic Fungal Rhinosinusitis.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018 07 27;159(1):185-193. Epub 2018 Mar 27.

1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0194599818764349DOI Listing
July 2018

Presence of anti-eukaryotic initiation factor-2B, anti-RuvBL1/2 and anti-synthetase antibodies in patients with anti-nuclear antibody negative systemic sclerosis.

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2018 04;57(4):712-717

Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Royal United Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, University of Bath, Bath, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kex458DOI Listing
April 2018

Reliability and Validity of the Tender and Swollen Joint Counts and the Modified Rodnan Skin Score in Early Diffuse Cutaneous Systemic Sclerosis: Analysis from the Prospective Registry of Early Systemic Sclerosis Cohort.

J Rheumatol 2017 06 15;44(6):791-794. Epub 2017 Mar 15.

From the Department of Rheumatology, and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Hospital for Special Surgery; Department of Rheumatology, Columbia University, New York, New York; Department of Radiology, and Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan; University of Michigan Scleroderma Program, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Department of Rheumatology, University of Texas, Houston, Texas; Department of Rheumatology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Department of Rheumatology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina; Department of Rheumatology, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois; Department of Rheumatology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC; Department of Rheumatology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.160654DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5457319PMC
June 2017

Large-scale gene expression profiling reveals distinct type 2 inflammatory patterns in chronic rhinosinusitis subtypes.

J Allergy Clin Immunol 2017 03 18;139(3):1061-1064.e4. Epub 2016 Nov 18.

University of Texas McGovern Medical School, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and Texas Sinus Institute, Houston, Tex; University of Texas McGovern Medical School, Center for Immunology and Autoimmune Diseases, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Houston, Tex. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaci.2016.09.048DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5342910PMC
March 2017

Validation of the Body Concealment Scale for Scleroderma (BCSS): Replication in the Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN) Cohort.

Body Image 2017 Mar 6;20:99-106. Epub 2017 Jan 6.

Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, Montréal, Québec, Canada; Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada; Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada; Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada; Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada; Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada. Electronic address:

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March 2017

Examination of the association of sex and race/ethnicity with appearance concerns: a Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN) Cohort study.

Clin Exp Rheumatol 2016 Sep-Oct;34 Suppl 100(5):92-99. Epub 2016 Aug 1.

Lady Davis Inst.Med.Res, Jewish Gen.Hosp; Depts. Educational & Counselling Psychology, Psychiatry, McGill Univ; Dept.of Medicine, McGill Univ; Depts. Psychology, Epidemiology, Biostats & Occupational Health, School Nursing, McGill Univ, Montreal, Canada.

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January 2017

Ethnic Differences in Autoantibody Diversity and Hierarchy: More Clues from a US Cohort of Patients with Systemic Sclerosis.

J Rheumatol 2016 10 1;43(10):1816-1824. Epub 2016 Aug 1.

From the Department of Pathology, University of Utah; ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, Utah; Section of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology, Baylor College of Medicine; Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunogenetics, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas; Department of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA; Department of Clinical Nursing, School of Health Sciences, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan.S.L. Nandiwada, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pathology, University of Utah, and Section of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology, Baylor College of Medicine; L.K. Peterson, PhD, Clinical Immunology Fellow, Department of Pathology, University of Utah; M.D. Mayes, MD, Professor of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunogenetics, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunogenetics, University of Texas Health Science Center; T.D. Jaskowski, BS, R&D Scientist, ARUP Laboratories; E. Malmberg, MS, Outcomes Analyst, ARUP Laboratories; S. Assassi, MD, Associate Professor of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunogenetics, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunogenetics, University of Texas Health Science Center; M. Satoh, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Clinical Nursing, Department of Clinical Nursing, School of Health Sciences, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, and Department of Medicine, University of Florida; A.E. Tebo, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology, Department of Pathology, University of Utah, and ARUP Laboratories. Dr. Nandiwada and Dr. Peterson contributed equally to this manuscript.

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October 2016

Rheumatoid arthritis, TNF inhibitors, and non-melanoma skin cancer.

Authors:
Shervin Assassi

BMJ 2016 Jan 28;352:i472. Epub 2016 Jan 28.

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 6431 Fannin, MSB 5.266, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

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January 2016

Autoantibodies to Dense Fine Speckles in Pediatric Diseases and Controls.

J Rheumatol 2015 Dec 15;42(12):2419-26. Epub 2015 Oct 15.

From the Department of Paediatrics, Alberta Children's Hospital, and McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health, and Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary; Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute, Calgary, Alberta; Hospital for Sick Children; University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Inova Diagnostics Inc., San Diego, California; Stanford University/Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford, California; Seattle Children's Research Institute, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; Division of Rheumatology, University of Texas Houston Medical School, Houston, Texas; Northwestern University/Lurie Children's Hospital, Chicago, Illinois; University of Cincinnati; Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; Department of Pediatrics, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA; Department of General Paediatrics, Centre of Paediatrics and Neonatology, Asklepios Clinics, Sankt Augustin, Germany.H. Schmeling, MD, Department of Paediatrics, Alberta Children's Hospital, University of Calgary, and Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute, and McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health; M. Mahler, PhD, Inova Diagnostics Inc.; D.M. Levy, PhD, Hospital for Sick Children, and University of Toronto; K. Moore, MD, Seattle Children's Research Institute, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington; A.M. Stevens, MD, PhD, Seattle Children's Research Institute, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington; J. Wick, BSc, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary; J.D. McMillan, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary; G. Horneff, MD, Department of General Paediatrics, Centre of Paediatrics and Neonatology, Asklepios Clinics; S. Assassi, MD, Division of Rheumatology, University of Texas Houston Medical School; J. Charles, BSc, MSc, Division of Rheumatology, University of Texas Houston Medical School; G. Salazar, MD, Division of Rheumatology, University of Texas Houston Medical School; M.

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December 2015

Association of the HLA-DRB1 with scleroderma in Chinese population.

PLoS One 2014 3;9(9):e106939. Epub 2014 Sep 3.

Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunogenetics, the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX, United States of America.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4153724PMC
November 2015

Biomarkers in rheumatic diseases: how can they facilitate diagnosis and assessment of disease activity?

BMJ 2015 Nov 26;351:h5079. Epub 2015 Nov 26.

Division of Rheumatology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston

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November 2015

Anti-RNA Polymerase II Antibodies in a U.S. Cohort of Systemic Sclerosis Patients: Comment on the Article by Hamaguchi et al.

Arthritis Rheumatol 2015 Sep;67(9):2547-8

Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.

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September 2015

Autoimmune disease genetics 2013.

J Immunol Res 2014 6;2014:487643. Epub 2014 Jul 6.

Department of Rheumatology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/487643DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4140134PMC
May 2015

Reply: To PMID 24782356.

Authors:
Shervin Assassi

Arthritis Rheumatol 2015 Feb;67(2):587

University of Texas Health Science Center at, Houston.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/art.38946
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4312237PMC
February 2015

Right bundle branch block: a predictor of mortality in early systemic sclerosis.

PLoS One 2013 31;8(10):e78808. Epub 2013 Oct 31.

Division of Rheumatology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3814983PMC
August 2014

Cardiac arrhythmias and conduction defects in systemic sclerosis.

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2014 Jul 15;53(7):1172-7. Epub 2013 Nov 15.

Unit and Chair of Rheumatology, University and A.O.U. of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy, Cardiology Department, Avicenne Hospital, Bobigny and Cochin Hospital, Paris XIII University, APHP, Paris, France, Department of Rheumatology, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, USA, Rheumatology Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, Australia, Health Science Center at Houston, University of Texas, Houston, TX, USA, St Vincent's Hospital, University of Melbourne, Fitzroy, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubiran, Mexico City, Mexico, Scleroderma Program, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA, Rheumatology Division, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Florence, Florence, Italy, Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland and Rheumatology A Department, Cochin Hospital, APHP, Paris Descartes University, Paris, France.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/ket377DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4065005PMC
July 2014

Biopsychosocial typologies of pain in a cohort of patients with systemic sclerosis.

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 2014 Apr;66(4):567-74

San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/acr.22171DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3960366PMC
April 2014

Immunochip analysis identifies multiple susceptibility loci for systemic sclerosis.

Am J Hum Genet 2014 Jan;94(1):47-61

Instituto de Parasitología y Biomedicina López-Neyra, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Granada 18016, Spain.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajhg.2013.12.002DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3882906PMC
January 2014

What does global gene expression profiling tell us about the pathogenesis of systemic sclerosis?

Curr Opin Rheumatol 2013 Nov;25(6):686-91

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.bor.0000434672.77891.41DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3929183PMC
November 2013

Treatment of early diffuse systemic sclerosis skin disease.

Clin Exp Rheumatol 2013 Mar-Apr;31(2 Suppl 76):166-71. Epub 2013 Jul 23.

University of Utah and Veterans Affair Medical Center, Salt Lake City, USA.

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September 2013

The role of type 1 interferon in systemic sclerosis.

Front Immunol 2013 Sep 6;4:266. Epub 2013 Sep 6.

Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunogenetics, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston , Houston, TX , USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2013.00266DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3764426PMC
September 2013

Profiling of hla-B alleles for association studies with ankylosing spondylitis in the chinese population.

Open Rheumatol J 2013 19;7:51-4. Epub 2013 Aug 19.

Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunogenetics, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, USA ; Gansu College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Lanzhou, Gansu, China.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1874312920130628001DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3778539PMC
September 2013

Clinical and serological features of systemic sclerosis in a Chinese cohort.

Clin Rheumatol 2013 May 28;32(5):617-21. Epub 2012 Dec 28.

Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Contemporary Anthropology and State Key Laboratory of Genetic Engineering, School of Life Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3734856PMC
May 2013

Measuring illness behavior in patients with systemic sclerosis.

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 2013 Apr;65(4):585-93

San Diego State University, San Diego, California, and University of California, San Diego, CA 92120-4913, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3578093PMC
April 2013

Genetics of scleroderma: implications for personalized medicine?

BMC Med 2013 Jan 11;11. Epub 2013 Jan 11.

Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunogenetics, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 6431 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3568008PMC
January 2013

Osteopontin in systemic sclerosis and its role in dermal fibrosis.

J Invest Dermatol 2012 Jun 8;132(6):1605-14. Epub 2012 Mar 8.

Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunogenetics, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3365548PMC
June 2012

The contribution of disease activity on functional limitations over time through psychological mediators: a 12-month longitudinal study in patients with ankylosing spondylitis.

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2011 Nov 28;50(11):2087-92. Epub 2011 Aug 28.

Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Becker B-131, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3198906PMC
November 2011

Decreased catalytic function with altered sumoylation of DNA topoisomerase I in the nuclei of scleroderma fibroblasts.

Arthritis Res Ther 2011 Aug 9;13(4):R128. Epub 2011 Aug 9.

Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3239368PMC
August 2011

Identification of novel genetic markers associated with clinical phenotypes of systemic sclerosis through a genome-wide association strategy.

PLoS Genet 2011 Jul 14;7(7):e1002178. Epub 2011 Jul 14.

Department of Epidemiology, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3136437PMC
July 2011