The Hereditary Basis of Rheumatic Diseases

  • Rikard Holmdahl

Part of the Progress in Inflammation Research book series (PIR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Genetic studies on rheumatic diseases

  4. Shared heredity of rheumatic diseases

  5. Tools for analysing complexity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Ulf D. Landegren
      Pages 107-117
    3. Thomas Häupl, Andreas Grützkau, Joachim Grün, Andreas Radbruch, Gerd Burmester
      Pages 119-130
    4. Kary A. Latham, Timothy D. Kayes, Zhaohui Qian, Edward F. Rosloniec
      Pages 131-146
    5. Shimon Sakaguchi, Takeshi Takahashi, Hiroshi Hata, Hiroyuki Yoshitomi, Satoshi Tanaka, Keiji Hirota et al.
      Pages 147-159
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 175-180

About this book


Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) represents a complex disease where the inheritable component has been estimated to be up to 60%. This PIR volume deals with the genetic basis and regulation of rheumatic diseases. The first part of the book describes genetic studies on rheumatic diseases. The second part deals with the shared heredity of rheumatic diseases, e.g., RA, lupus and ankylosing spondylitis. The third part of the volume describes tools for analysing genetic complexity, ranging from animal models to new molecular tools. The volume is essential reading for researchers and clinicians from rheumatology, inflammation research, immunology, and cell and molecular biology.






Arthritis biology cell diseases genes genetics heredity immunology inflammation joint molecular biology regulation rheumatic diseases rheumatoid arthritis signal transduction

Editors and affiliations

  • Rikard Holmdahl
    • 1
  1. 1.Section for Medical Inflammation Research, Department of Cell and Molecular BiologyLund UniversityLundSweden

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