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Caveolin-1 deficiency predisposes African-Americans to systemic sclerosis-interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD).

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 10:05 AM

Caveolin-1 deficiency predisposes African-Americans to systemic sclerosis-interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD).

 

African-Americans may be predisposed to SSc-ILD due to low baseline caveolin-1 levels in their monocytes. PubMed, Arthritis Rheumatol, 02/27/2014. (Also see: Causes of Scleroderma: Race/Ethnicity)

 

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