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Multiple Loci within the Major Histocompatibility Complex Confer Risk of Psoriasis

  • Bing-Jian Feng equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Bing-Jian Feng, Liang-Dan Sun

    Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, United States of America

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  • Liang-Dan Sun equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Bing-Jian Feng, Liang-Dan Sun

    Affiliations: Department of Dermatology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, China, Key Laboratory of Dermatology (Anhui Medical University), Ministry of Education, Hefei, China

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  • Razieh Soltani-Arabshahi,

    Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, United States of America

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  • Anne M. Bowcock,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Rajan P. Nair,

    Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Philip Stuart,

    Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • James T. Elder,

    Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Steven J. Schrodi,

    Affiliation: Celera, Alameda, California, United States of America

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  • Ann B. Begovich,

    Affiliation: Celera, Alameda, California, United States of America

    Current address: Roche Diagnostics, Pleasanton, California, United States of America

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  • Gonçalo R. Abecasis,

    Affiliation: Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Xue-Jun Zhang,

    Affiliations: Institute of Dermatology, Anhui Medical University, Hefei, China, Department of Dermatology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, China, Key Laboratory of Dermatology (Anhui Medical University), Ministry of Education, Hefei, China

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  • Kristina P. Callis-Duffin,

    Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, United States of America

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  • Gerald G. Krueger,

    Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, United States of America

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  • David E. Goldgar mail

    david.goldgar@hsc.utah.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, United States of America

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  • Published: August 14, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000606

About the Authors

Bing-Jian Feng, Razieh Soltani-Arabshahi, Kristina P. Callis-Duffin, Gerald G. Krueger, David E. Goldgar
Department of Dermatology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, United States of America
Xue-Jun Zhang
Institute of Dermatology, Anhui Medical University, Hefei, China
Liang-Dan Sun, Xue-Jun Zhang
Department of Dermatology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, China
Liang-Dan Sun, Xue-Jun Zhang
Key Laboratory of Dermatology (Anhui Medical University), Ministry of Education, Hefei, China
Anne M. Bowcock
Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
Rajan P. Nair, Philip Stuart, James T. Elder
Department of Dermatology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America
Steven J. Schrodi, Ann B. Begovich
Celera, Alameda, California, United States of America
Gonçalo R. Abecasis
Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: david.goldgar@hsc.utah.edu

Competing Interests

ABB and SJS own stock and/or stock options in Celera Corporation.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BJF DEG. Performed the experiments: LDS. Analyzed the data: BJF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BJF. Wrote the paper: BJF RSA AMB RPN PS JTE SJS ABB GRA XJZ KPCD GGK DEG.