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Research and new developments in ankylosing spondylitis (AS)

Recently, research partly funded by Arthritis Research UK has identified two specific genes, ERAP1 (or ARTS1) and IL23R, with a particularly strong link to ankylosing spondylitis, as well as other genetic material that might be involved. As we learn more about the inflammatory processes that these genes are involved in, it should eventually become possible to develop drugs that specifically target them.

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