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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a major cause of adult chronic inflammatory arthritis and an autoimmune disease of unknown etiology in which the inflammatory pathology involves T cell activation. Genetic mutations in the Mediterranean fever (MEFV) gene, encoding pyrin, influence the severity of RA, but the underlying mechanisms are not completely understood. In this study, we investigated whether the full-length MEFV gene (MEFV-fl) and the exon 2-deleted splice isoform (MEFV-d2) expression aredoi:10.4238/2015.february.6.3 pmid:25730039 fatcat:lxq6eyqfmjgnpc7mueochxtpke