Research highlight: A gene pathway analysis highlights the role of cellular adhesion molecules in multiple sclerosis susceptibility

ENP researcher Bertrand Fontaine has recently published a novel finding on genes and multiple sclerosis the in journal Genes and Immunity. He and his colleagues conducted a candidate gene pathway analysis on genes that interact with cell adhesion molecules (CAMs). They found five networks enriched with CAM genes that were associated with a susceptibility for multiple sclerosis.

Check out their findings in the article:

V Damotte, L Guillot-Noel, NA Patsopoulos, L Madireddy, M El Behi, International Multiple Sclerosis Genetics Consortium, Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium, PL De Jager, SE Baranzini, I Cournu-Rebeix, and B Fontaine. A gene pathway analysis highlights the role of cellular adhesion molecules in multiple sclerosis susceptibility. Genes and Immunity. 16 January 2014. 1-7.

Key words: Cell adhesion molecules Multiple sclerosis Susceptibility Pathway analysis