Absence of gene leads to earlier, more severe case of MS

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Absence of gene leads to earlier, more severe case of MS

Post by MSUK » Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:45 am

A UC San Francisco-led research team has identified the likely genetic mechanism that causes some patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) to progress more quickly than others to a debilitating stage of the disease. This finding could lead to the development of a test to help physicians tailor treatments for MS patients.

Researchers found that the absence of the gene Tob1 in CD4+ T cells, a type of immune cell, was the key to early onset of more serious disease in an animal model of MS........Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/index.cfm/genetics
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