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Seroreactivity against PTEN-induced putative kinase 1 (PINK1) in Turkish patients with Behcet's disease

VURAL, Burçak
Demirkan, A.
Ugurel, E.
Kalaylioglu-Wheeler, Z.
Esen, B. A.
Gure, A. O.
Gul, A.
Ozbek, U.
Background. Behcets disease (BD) is a multisystem inflammatory disorder characterized by recurrent oral ulcers, genital ulcers and ocular inflammation, as well as skin, joint, vascular, pulmonary, central nervous system (CNS) and gastrointestinal tract manifestations. The etiopathogenesis of BD has not yet been identified; but it has generally been accepted that several environmental factors may induce an inflammatory, attack in genetically susceptible individuals. In this study, we aimed to identify antigens that could elicit high-titer IgG responses by the serological analysis of recombinant expression of cDNA libraries method (SEREX).