Gene That Boosts Resistance to Malaria linked to Susceptibility to MS and Lupus in Sardinia
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Novel Protein Identified Inside Cells During MS Inflammation May Help Explain Nerve Damage
Researchers from the University of Alberta in Canada report that levels of Rab32 – a protein that directs traffic between cell organs – are increased in sites of active inflammation in brain tissue obtained from people with MS and in mouse models of MS-like disease. This increase was linked to the destruction of nerve cells. If the results are confirmed, this knowledge could explain part of the neurodegenerative process that leads to progression of disability in MS and could be a target for development of effective MS treatments.
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