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RA-MAP, molecular immunological landscapes in early rheumatoid arthritis and healthy vaccine recipients

Lookup NU author(s): Professor John IsaacsORCiD, Sarah Brockbank, Dr Ayako Pedersen, Professor Catharien Hilkens, Dr Amy AndersonORCiD, Philip Stocks, Dr Dennis LendremORCiD, Dr Jessica Tarn, Dr Graham Smith, Dr Ben Allen, John CasementORCiD, Julie Diboll, Dr Rachel Harry, Dr Faye Cooles



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© 2022, The Author(s). Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disorder with poorly defined aetiology characterised by synovial inflammation with variable disease severity and drug responsiveness. To investigate the peripheral blood immune cell landscape of early, drug naive RA, we performed comprehensive clinical and molecular profiling of 267 RA patients and 52 healthy vaccine recipients for up to 18 months to establish a high quality sample biobank including plasma, serum, peripheral blood cells, urine, genomic DNA, RNA from whole blood, lymphocyte and monocyte subsets. We have performed extensive multi-omic immune phenotyping, including genomic, metabolomic, proteomic, transcriptomic and autoantibody profiling. We anticipate that these detailed clinical and molecular data will serve as a fundamental resource offering insights into immune-mediated disease pathogenesis, progression and therapeutic response, ultimately contributing to the development and application of targeted therapies for RA.

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Author(s): Isaacs JD, Brockbank S, Pedersen AW, Hilkens C, Anderson A, Stocks P, Lendrem D, Tarn J, Smith GR, Allen B, Casement J, Diboll J, Harry R, Cooles FAH, Cope AP, Simpson G, Toward R, Noble H, Parke A, Wu W, Clarke F, Scott D, Scott IC, Galloway J, Lempp H, Ibrahim F, Schwank S, Molyneux G, Lazarov T, Geissmann F, Goodyear CS, McInnes IB, Donnelly I, Gilmour A, Virlan AT, Porter D, Ponchel F, Emery P, El-Jawhari J, Parmar R, McDermott MF, Fisher BA, Young SP, Jones P, Raza K, Filer A, Pitzalis C, Barnes MR, Watson DS, Henkin R, Thorborn G, Fossati-Jimack L, Kelly S, Humby F, Bombardieri M, Rana S, Jia Z, Goldmann K, Lewis M, Ng S, Barbosa-Silva A, Tzanis E, Gallagher-Syed A, John CR, Ehrenstein MR, Altobelli G, Martins S, Nguyen D, Ali H, Ciurtin C, Buch M, Symmons D, Worthington J, Bruce IN, Sergeant JC, Verstappen SMM, Stirling F, Hughes-Morley A, Tom B, Farewell V, Zhong Y, Taylor PC, Buckley CD, Keidel S, Cuff C, Levesque M, Long A, Liu Z, Lipsky S, Harvey B, Macoritto M, Hong F, Kaymakcalan S, Tsuji W, Sabin T, Ward N, Talbot S, Padhji D, Sleeman M, Finch D, Herath A, Lindholm C, Jenkins M, Ho M, Hollis S, Marshall C, Parker G, Page M, Edwards H, Cuza A, Gozzard N, Pandis I, Rowe A, Capdevila FB, Loza MJ, Curran M, Verbeeck D, Dan Baker, Mela CM, Vranic I, Mela CT, Wright S, Rowell L, Vernon E, Joseph N, Payne N, Rao R, Binks M, Belson A, Ludbrook V, Hicks K, Tipney H, Ellis J, Hasan S, Didierlaurent A, Burny W, Haynes A, Larminie C, Harris R, Dastros-Pitei D, Carini C, Kola B, Jelinsky S, Hodge M, Maciejewski M, Ziemek D, Schulz-Knappe P, Zucht H-D, Budde P, Coles M, Butler JA, Read S

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Scientific Data

Year: 2022

Volume: 9

Issue: 1

Online publication date: 09/05/2022

Acceptance date: 04/02/2022

Date deposited: 29/07/2022

ISSN (electronic): 2052-4463

Publisher: Springer Nature


DOI: 10.1038/s41597-022-01264-y


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