Acta Neurologica Belgica

, Volume 119, Issue 1, pp 151–153 | Cite as

Belgian neurological society meeting on recent advances in movement disorders December 8, 2018 Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium


Multiple sclerosis risk variants alter expression of co-stimulatory genes in B cells

I. Smets1,2,*, B. Fiddes3,*, J. Garcia-Perez4,5,*, D. He3,*, K. Mallants1, W. Liao3, J. Dooley4,5, G. Wang3, S. Humblet-Baron4,5, B. Dubois1,2, A. Compston3, J. Jones3, A. Coles3, A. Liston4,5, M. Ban3, A. Goris1 and S. Sawcer3 *These authors contributed equally to this work

1Laboratory for Neuroimmunology, Department of Neurosciences, KU Leuven, Belgium; 2Department of Neurology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; 3University of Cambridge, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Box 165, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 0QQ, UK; 4VIB Center for Brain and Disease Research, Leuven, Belgium; 5Laboratory for Translational Immunology, Department of Immunology and Microbiology, KU Leuven, Belgium

The increasing evidence supporting a role for B cells in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis prompted us to investigate the influence of known susceptibility variants on the...

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