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The Influence of the Val158Met Catechol-O-Methyltransferase Polymorphism on the Personality Traits of Bipolar Patients
(Public Library of Science, 2013-04-30)
Introduction: Certain personality traits and genetic polymorphisms are contributing factors to bipolar disorder and its symptomatology, and in turn, this syndrome influences personality. The aim of the present study is to ...
Fine mapping and functional analysis of the multiple sclerosis risk gene CD6
(Public Library of Science, 2013)
CD6 has recently been identified and validated as risk gene for multiple sclerosis (MS), based on the association of a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), rs17824933, located in intron 1. CD6 is a cell surface scavenger ...
Contribution of Pannexin1 to Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis
(Public Library of Science, 2013-06)
Pannexin1 (Panx1) is a plasma membrane channel permeable to relatively large molecules, such as ATP. In the central nervous system (CNS) Panx1 is found in neurons and glia and in the immune system in macrophages and T-cells. ...
A Trifluoromethyl Analogue of Celecoxib Exerts Beneficial Effects in Neuroinflammation
(Public Library of Science, 2013-12-11)
Celecoxib is a selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX2) inhibitor. We have previously shown that celecoxib inhibits experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in COX-2-deficient mice, suggestive for a mode of action involving ...