ANKRD55: New gene involved in Multiple Sclerosis discovered

Posted by on May 27, 2016 1:11 pm
Categories: health

A genetic variant in the 5q11 chromosome, which is associated with susceptibility to developing multiple sclerosis, greatly regulates a gene known as ANKRD55, researchers have discovered. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a neurological disease, characterized by demyelination and the onset of chronic, neurodegenerative damage of the central nervous system. Right now, its causes are unknown although various self-immune mechanisms are known to be involved.

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