This article is a contribution to the special issue on Immunopathology of Rheumatoid Arthritis - Guest Editors: Cem Gabay and Paul Hasler
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disorder that affects between 0.5 and 1% of individuals in the more economically developed countries. The cause of the disease is yet to be determined, but environmental and genetic factors have been shown to be associated. For this reason, investigating epigenetic mechanisms in RA has received serious attention over the last decade. The recent review published in Seminars in Immunopathology, written by Ospelt and colleagues, aimed to provide a timely overview of this rapidly developing field.
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