Functional Polymorphism in IL7R is Significantly Associated with Multiple Sclerosis

Summary

The present invention provides, in certain aspects, a method of identifying a subject as having an increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis, comprising detecting in the subject the presence of a nucleotide variant in the interleukin 7 receptor alpha chain gene, whereby the presence of said variant identifies the subject as having an increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis.

Patent

US Patent # 8,158,344: Methods and compositions for correlating genetic

Inventors: 
Jonathan HainesMargaret Pericak-VanceSimon GregorySilke SchmidtMariano Garcia-Blanco
Licensing manager: 
Taylor Jordan

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