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BioMed Research International
Volume 2013, Article ID 597921, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/597921
Research Article

A Replication Study from Chinese Supports Association between Lupus-Risk Allele in TNFSF4 and Renal Disorder

Renal Division, Peking University First Hospital, Peking University Institute of Nephrology, Key Laboratory of Renal Disease, Ministry of Health of China and Key Laboratory of Chronic Kidney Disease Prevention and Treatment (Peking University), Ministry of Education, Beijing 100034, China

Received 26 April 2013; Accepted 10 June 2013

Academic Editor: Michael Mahler

Copyright © 2013 Xu-jie Zhou 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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