Association between peptidyl arginine deiminase 4 (PADI4)-104C/T polymorphism and rheumatoid arthritis: a meta-analysis in the Chinese population
The correlation between the -104C/T polymorphism in the peptidyl arginine deiminase 4 (PADI4) gene and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) risk has been analyzed in several studies. However, the results are inconclusive and remain to be confirmed in several ethnic groups. The effect of the PADI4-104C/T polymorphism on RA risk in the Chinese population was evaluated in a meta-analysis. Studies with dates of publication up to July 2015 conforming to the inclusion criteria were retrieved from PubMed and Chinese databases.