Three-dimensional surface plot showing the main effects for a multiple regression of total Ratingen score versus duration of disease and number of 1G()-5A() haplotypes

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Taken from "Association of a specific haplotype across the genes and with radiographic joint destruction in rheumatoid arthritis"

Arthritis Research & Therapy 2004;6(3):R199-R207.

Published online 8 Mar 2004


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The plot was created by distance-weighted least-squares interpolation. Black lines represent patients with either none or two 1G-5A haplotypes. The broken line, representing patients with one haplotype, is an approximation because it was not possible to determine exactly the number of patients with one 1G-5A haplotype. The arrow indicates the maximum increase in the Ratingen score after 15 years of rheumatoid arthritis in patients with no 1G-5A haplotype (see the text for further explanations). MMP, matrix metalloproteinase.