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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Lupus and genetics
Your information was very helpful for my report on Lupus, but I would like to ask another question and that is from which parent passes Lupus to their children? Thank you.
Both parents can pass on genes that increase susceptibility to the development of lupus in their children. From the research in mouse models of lupus, it is believed that an `assortment` of genes, rather than transferring a few genes contributes to lupus susceptibility. This assortment involves gaining `bad` (lupus-inducing) genes and losing `good` (lupus-suppressor) genes.
Ram Raj Singh, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati