View Full Version : Study Identifies Genetic Variation Linked To Lupus In Asian Men

08-24-2010, 04:10 AM
Genes reside along long chains of DNA called chromosomes. UCLA researchers have found that a variation in a gene on the sex chromosome X may enhance an immune response that leads to lupus in men. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that predominantly affects women...

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08-24-2010, 11:25 AM
WOW..I also read a study that stated that, after African-Americans, the Asian population was the most affected by SLE. Now, it appears that Asian men are more prone to the disease than Asian women.
This is still in the study phase, yet it does raise a lot of interesting issues regarding the widening spectrum of ethnic populations affected by SLE. Very Interesting.

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