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March 2021| Vol 16| Issue 1

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Leptin and Lupus..........the Story Continues!

Adipokines were initially recognized for their role in maintaining homeostasis of glucose and energy metabolism. Well-recognized adipokines are leptin and adiponectin. Recent literature has elucidat...


Original Article

Serum Adipokine leptin levels in systemic lupus erythematosus patients and its correlation with clinical manifestations and disease activity – A cross-sectional study from a tertiary care center

Background: Leptin is an adipokine that has an important role in body weight regulation and endocrine function. Leptin also acts as a pro-inflammatory cytokine by inducing the production of T...


Original Article

Measuring inflammatory arthritis in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus using clinical disease activity index

Background: Inflammatory polyarthritis is seen in ~80% of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE); yet, there is no validated “instrument” for its assessment. The com...


Original Article

Correlation of B-cell-activating factor levels and diseases activity in systemic lupus erythematosus patients

Background: B-cell hyperactivity is believed to have a central role in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). B-cell-activating factor (BAFF) is a cytokine that plays a role ...


Original Article

Serum tenascin-c in systemic lupus erythematosus and association with clinical expression of the disease

Background: Tenascin-C (TN-C) is a pro-inflammatory glycoprotein with various biological functions. TN-C plays a major role in cell adhesion, migration, proliferation, and cellular signaling ...


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The Indian Journal of Rheumatology (IJR, formerly, Journal of Indian Rheumatology Association) is the official, peer-reviewed publication of the Indian Rheumatology Association. The Journal is published quarterly (March, June, September, December i.e. 4 issues along with two supplements in November and December every year) by Wolters Kluwer. It is indexed in Scopus and Indmed. It is circulated to all bonafide members of IRA and subscribers.

Thank You Reviewers!

The Editor would like to thank all the reviewers of the Indian Journal of Rheumatology, for generously giving their time and efforts in assessing the manuscripts submitted to the journal.

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