Montse Camiña-Tato

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The effect of interferon-beta in multiple sclerosis is modest and many patients do not respond to treatment. To date, no single biomarker reliably correlates with responsiveness to interferon-beta in multiple sclerosis. In the present study, genome-wide expression profiling was performed in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from 47 multiple sclerosis(More)
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system with an important genetic component and strongest association driven by the HLA genes. We performed a pooling-based genome-wide association study of 500,000 SNPs in order to find new loci associated with the disease. After applying several criteria, 320 SNPs(More)
Certain mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) variants and haplogroups have been found to be associated with neurological disorders. Several studies have suggested that mtDNA variation could have an etiologic role in these disorders by affecting the ATP production on high-energy demanding organs, such as the brain. We have analyzed 15 mtDNA SNPs (mtSNPs) in five(More)
The granule-dependent exocytosis pathway is an important mechanism to induce apoptosis by CD8(+) T cells and NK cells and involves lytic molecules such as perforin. In the current study, we investigated the perforin 1 gene (PRF1) as a candidate for multiple sclerosis (MS) susceptibility in the Spanish population. We genotyped three PRF1 single nucleotide(More)
We investigated caspase 8 (CASP8) as a candidate gene for multiple sclerosis (MS) susceptibility. Three SNPs (rs2037815, rs12990906 and rs1035140) were genotyped in 546 MS patients and 547 controls. For SNP rs2037815, GG homozygosity was associated with primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS) when compared with relapse-onset MS and controls. We(More)
In the present study, we investigated the B-cell translocation gene 1 (BTG1) as a candidate for multiple sclerosis (MS) susceptibility. BTG1 is a member of a family of genes involved in the apoptotic process. We genotyped two SNPs of the BTG1 gene (rs731652 and rs12694) in 550 MS patients and 548 controls. For SNP rs731652, significant associations with(More)
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