T cells are influenced by a long non-coding RNA in the autoimmune associated PTPN2 locus.

Houtman M, Shchetynsky K, Chemin K, Hensvold AH, Ramsköld D, Tandre K, Eloranta ML, Rönnblom L, Uebe S, Catrina AI, Malmström V, Padyukov L

J. Autoimmun. 90 (-) 28-38 [2018-06-00; online 2018-02-03]

Non-coding SNPs in the protein tyrosine phosphatase non-receptor type 2 (PTPN2) locus have been linked with several autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, type I diabetes, and inflammatory bowel disease. However, the functional consequences of these SNPs are poorly characterized. Herein, we show in blood cells that SNPs in the PTPN2 locus are highly correlated with DNA methylation levels at four CpG sites downstream of PTPN2 and expression levels of the long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) LINC01882 downstream of these CpG sites. We observed that LINC01882 is mainly expressed in T cells and that anti-CD3/CD28 activated naïve CD4

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PubMed 29398253

DOI 10.1016/j.jaut.2018.01.003

Crossref 10.1016/j.jaut.2018.01.003

pii: S0896-8411(17)30795-3

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