Investigators at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver have cracked down the first gene mutation linked to the occurrence of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). MS is a neurodegenerative disorder wherein the immune system attacks the myelin sheath of the nerves which eventually hinders the flow of information between brain and the body. The brain and the spinal cord are majorly affected.
The researchers found a missense mutation of the NR1H3 gene from the families with multiple cases of MS and concluded it to be one of the major reasons for the decreased myelin sheath production.
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