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A Low Expression of MX2 Gene Exists in the White Blood Cells of Narcoleptics


8/2/2007 1:14:34 AM

WESTCHESTER, Ill.—The first report to identify the biological markers of narcolepsy using gene expression in white blood cells finds that the MX2 gene, which is relevant to the immune system, is significantly less expressed in narcoleptics compared with normal subjects. This underlies the abnormalities in the blood cells of persons suffering from narcolepsy, according to a study published in the August 1 issue of the journal SLEEP.



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