2018
DOI: 10.1186/s12969-018-0278-1
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Abstract: BackgroundWe previously described an endogamous Pakistani kindred in whom we identified a novel homozygous missense mutation in the PRKCD gene encoding for protein kinase C δ (PKCδ) as a cause of monogenic systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). PKCδ has a role in the negative regulation of B cells. Given the nature of the disease, a logical targeted therapeutic approach in these patients is B cell depletion. Indeed, the 3 siblings all had a marked clinical response and resolution of symptoms with rituximab, altho…

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