A systematic study of oligodendrocyte growth factors as candidates for genetic susceptibility to MS. French Multiple Sclerosis Genetics Group.


OBJECTIVE To test 23 genes coding for growth factors and their receptors as candidates for MS genetic susceptibility in 84 multiplex families of French origin by linkage analysis. BACKGROUND Epidemiologic studies have indicated that genetic susceptibility in MS exists. To identify MS susceptibility genes, association and linkage studies were performed… (More)