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Two endogenous retroviral loci appear to contribute to Multiple Sclerosis

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Neurology, April 2016
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Title
Two endogenous retroviral loci appear to contribute to Multiple Sclerosis
Published in
BMC Neurology, April 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12883-016-0580-9
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Authors

Bjørn A. Nexø, Sara B. Jensen, Kari K. Nissen, Bettina Hansen, Magdalena J. Laska

Abstract

Two endogenous retroviral loci seem to be involved in the human disease Multiple sclerosis (MS). The two retroviral loci synergize in and contribute to MS (shown by ANOVA). Synergy probably means recombination or complementation of the activated viruses. Similar observations may be true for Type 1 Diabetes and Rheumatoid arthritis. In MS the genes also synergize with the immune system; this could well be a common phenomenon. We formulate various theories about the role of the viruses. Also, the concept is developing that some forms of autoimmunity should be treatable with antiretrovirals. In the case of MS, this idea is gradually gaining weight.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 4%
Unknown 23 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 4 17%
Student > Bachelor 3 13%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 13%
Researcher 3 13%
Other 3 13%
Unknown 5 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 21%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 17%
Neuroscience 3 13%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 8%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 6 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 May 2016.
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#15,371,100
of 22,867,327 outputs
Outputs from BMC Neurology
#1,482
of 2,438 outputs
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#179,005
of 298,447 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Neurology
#31
of 44 outputs
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