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Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 167395, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/167395
Research Article

CTLA-4 Gene Polymorphism and the Risk of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in the Chinese Population

1Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan 430060, China
2Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan 430071, China

Received 14 April 2011; Revised 25 May 2011; Accepted 9 June 2011

Academic Editor: Nathan A. Ellis

Copyright © 2011 Ahmad Taha Khalaf et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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