Association of Cerebrospinal Fluid Levels of Lateral Olfactory Tract Usher Substance (LOTUS) With Disease Activity in Multiple Sclerosis

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Date: 04 Dec 2014

 

Although multiple sclerosis (MS) is generally considered an autoimmune demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system, axonal degeneration through Nogo receptor-1 signaling was recently recognized as an important pathological feature. Our previous identification of lateral olfactory tract usher substance (LOTUS), an endogenous Nogo receptor-1 antagonist, prompted us to analyze the relationship between LOTUS levels of cerebrospinal fluid and the clinical course of MS to evaluate whether LOTUS could be a useful biomarker for MS.

 

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