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Research Article

Effects of GSTM1 in Rheumatoid Arthritis; Results from the Swedish EIRA study

  • Emeli Lundström mail,

    emeli.lundstrom@ki.se

    Affiliation: Department of Rheumatology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Toinette Hartshorne,

    Affiliation: Applied Biosystems, Foster City, California, United States of America

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  • Kelly Li,

    Affiliation: Applied Biosystems, Foster City, California, United States of America

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  • Staffan Lindblad,

    Affiliation: Department of Rheumatology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Marius C. Wick,

    Affiliations: Department of Rheumatology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, Department of Radiology, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria

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  • Camilla Bengtsson,

    Affiliation: Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Lars Alfredsson,

    Affiliation: Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Lars Klareskog,

    Affiliation: Department of Rheumatology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Leonid Padyukov

    Affiliation: Department of Rheumatology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Published: March 22, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0017880

About the Authors

Emeli Lundström, Staffan Lindblad, Marius C. Wick, Lars Klareskog, Leonid Padyukov
Department of Rheumatology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Toinette Hartshorne, Kelly Li
Applied Biosystems, Foster City, California, United States of America
Marius C. Wick
Department of Radiology, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
Camilla Bengtsson, Lars Alfredsson
Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Corresponding Author

Email: emeli.lundstrom@ki.se

Competing Interests

Applied Biosystems (AB) provided reagents for genotyping of GSTM1 for this study. Toinette Hartshorne and Kelly Li are employed by AB. Neither AB nor any of its employees had a role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish. Toinette Hartshorne and Kelly Li were involved in preparation of the manuscripts and are co-authors for this paper. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EL LK LP. Performed the experiments: EL CB MCW SL. Analyzed the data: EL CB LA LK LP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EL CB LA LK SL MCW KL TH LP. Wrote the paper: EL CB MCW TH KL LA LK LP.