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Multiple sclerosis susceptibility
Review Articles from PubMed
The gut microbiome as well as dietary habits have recently been established as environmental contributors to the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS), a T-cell-mediated autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (CNS).
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a complex autoimmune disorder that occurs in a genetically susceptible host. Genetic studies of SSc in recent years have defined or suggested a number of new genes with polymorphisms conferring susceptibility to or protection against SSc.
Previous studies have suggested a role for interleukin-4 (IL4) and its receptor (IL4R) gene in susceptibility to multiple sclerosis (MS), but the results remain controversial and under-powered.
Editorials from PubMed
Research Articles from PubMed
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurodegenerative disease of central nervous system (CNS) with autoimmune and inflammatory characteristics, and a still uncertain pathogenesis. Early events as well as evolution of MS are heterogeneous (three main clinical forms) and multifactorial. Genome-wide ...
Chronic active multiple sclerosis lesions, characterized by a hyperintense rim of iron-enriched, activated microglia and macrophages, have been linked to greater tissue damage. Post-mortem studies have determined that chronic active lesions are primarily related to the later stages ...
Quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) is influenced by iron as well as myelin, which makes interpretation of pathologic changes challenging. Concurrent acquisition of MR sequences that are sensitive to axonal/myelin integrity, such as diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), may provide ...