The Real Culprit in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Abnormal Epigenetic Regulation
AbstractSystemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease involving multiple organs and the presence of anti-nuclear antibodies. The pathogenesis of SLE has been intensively studied but remains far from clear. B and T lymphocyte abnormalities, dysregulation of apoptosis, defects in the clearance of apoptotic materials, and various genetic and epigenetic factors are attributed to the development of SLE. The latest research findings point to the association between abnormal epigenetic regulation and SLE, which has attracted considerable interest worldwide. It is the purpose of this review to present and discuss the relationship between aberrant epigenetic regulation and SLE, including DNA methylation, histone modifications and microRNAs in patients with SLE, the possible mechanisms of immune dysfunction caused by epigenetic changes, and to better understand the roles of aberrant epigenetic regulation in the initiation and development of SLE and to provide an insight into the related therapeutic options in SLE. View Full-Text
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Wu, H.; Zhao, M.; Chang, C.; Lu, Q. The Real Culprit in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Abnormal Epigenetic Regulation. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2015, 16, 11013-11033.
Wu H, Zhao M, Chang C, Lu Q. The Real Culprit in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Abnormal Epigenetic Regulation. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2015; 16(5):11013-11033.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wu, Haijing; Zhao, Ming; Chang, Christopher; Lu, Qianjin. 2015. "The Real Culprit in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Abnormal Epigenetic Regulation." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 16, no. 5: 11013-11033.