Endogenous retroviruses and multiple sclerosis

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Endogenous retroviruses and multiple sclerosis

Postby MSUK » Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:48 am

Endogenous retroviruses and multiple sclerosis--new pieces to the puzzle

The possibility that retroviruses play a role in multiple sclerosis (MS) has long been considered; accumulating findings suggest this to be most likely in the form of human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs). A genetic test series of fifty endogenous retroviral loci for association with MS in Danes showed SNP markers near a specific endogenous retroviral locus, HERV-Fc1 located on the X-chromosome, to be positive....... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/index.cfm/retroviruses
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