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Rajan P. Nair, PhD

Associate Research Scientist, Department of Dermatology

Selected Publications

  1. Nair RP, Henseler T, Jenisch S, Stuart P, Bichakjian CK, Lenk W, Westphal E, Guo SW, Christophers E, Voorhees JJ, Elder JT. Evidence for two psoriasis susceptibility loci (HLA and 17q) and two novel candidate regions (16q and 20p) by genome-wide scan. Human Mol. Genetics. 1997;6:1349-1356.
  2. Jenisch S, Koch S, Henseler T, Nair RP, Elder JT, Watts CE, Westphal E, Voorhees JJ, Christophers E, Krönke M. Corneodesmosin gene polymorphism demonstrates strong linkage disequilibrium with HLA and association with psoriasis vulgaris. Tissue Antigens. 1999;54:439-449.
  3. Nair RP, Stuart P, Henseler T, Jenisch S, Chia NVC, Schork NJ, Kim J, Lim HW, Christophers E, Voorhees JJ, Elder JT. Fine mapping of psoriasis susceptibility locus PSORS1 to a 60 kilobase interval telomeric to HLA-C. Am J Hum Genet. 2000;66:1833-1844.
  4. Nair RP, Stuart P, Ogura Y, Inohara N, Henseler T, Jenisch S, Christophers E, Voorhees JJ, Nuñez G, Elder JT. Lack of association between NOD2 3020InsC frameshift mutation and psoriasis. J Invest Dermatol. 2001;117:1671-1672.
  5. Stuart P, Malick F, Nair RP, *Henseler T, Lim HW, Jenisch S*, Voorhees JJ, Christophers E, Elder JT. Analysis of phenotypic variation in psoriasis as a function of age at onset and family history. Arch Dermatol Res. 2002;294:207-213.
  6. The Cluster 17 Collaboration (Abecasis G, Allen M, Barker JNWN, Burden D, Capon F, Christophers E, Elder JT, Fischer J, Giardina E, Gudjonsson JE, Hüffmeier U, Jenisch S, Karason A, Kere J, Nair RP, Novelli G, Prud'homme J-F, Qin ZS, Samuelsson L, Sanchez F, Saarialho-Kere U, Ståhle M, Stuart P, Tilman D, Traupe H, Trembath R, Valdimarsson H, Veal C, Voorhees JJ, Weichenthal M. Fine mapping of the psoriasis susceptibility gene PSORS1: a reassessment of risk associated with a putative risk haplotype lacking HLA-Cw6). J Invest Dermatol. 2005;124:921-930.
  7. Nistor I, Nair RP, Stuart PE, Hiremagalore R, Thompson RA, Jenisch S, Weichenthal M, Abecasis GR, Qin S, Christophers E, Lim HW, Voorhees JJ, and Elder JT. Protein tyrosine phosphatase gene PTPN22 polymorphisms in psoriasis: lack of evidence for association. J Invest Dermatol. 2005;125:395-396.
  8. Stuart PE, Nair RP, Abecasis GR, Nistor I, Hiremagalore R, Chia NV, Qin ZS, Thompson RA, Jenisch S, Weichenthal M, Janiga J, Lim HW, Christophers E, Voorhees JJ, and Elder JT. Analysis of RUNX1 binding site and Raptor polymorphisms in psoriasis: no evidence for association despite adequate power and evidence for linkage. J Med Genet. 2006;43:12-17.
  9. Nair RP, Stuart P, Nistor I, Hiremagalore R, Chia NVC, Jenisch S, Weichenthal M, Abecasis G, Lim HW, Christophers E, Voorhees JJ, Elder JT. Sequence and haplotype analysis supports HLA-C as the psoriasis susceptibility gene. Am J Hum Genet. 2006;78:827-851.
  10. Nair RP, Ruether A, Stuart PE, Jenisch S, Tejasvi T, Hiremagalore R, Schreiber S, Kabelitz D, Lim HW, Voorhees JJ, Christophers E, Elder JT, Weichenthal M. Polymorphisms of the IL12B and IL23R Genes Are Associated with Psoriasis. J Invest Dermatol. 2008;128(7):1653-1661.


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