How do genes control immune cell behaviour in MS?
Professor Neil Robertson
About the project
Scientists believe that many of these variants affect how immune cells behave by controlling which genes are active. Our researchers are using innovative new technology to look at one type of immune cell, called a T cell, in more detail. They want to understand how gene variants affect what is present in the cell, and how it behaves in people with MS.
How will it help people with MS?
This project will give us a better understanding of how certain gene variants affect a person’s risk of MS, and could help to identify new drug targets.
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