UCL logo

UCL Discovery

UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

Sporadic inclusion body myositis: the genetic contributions to the pathogenesis

Gang, Q; Bettencourt, C; Machado, P; Hanna, MG; Houlden, H; (2014) Sporadic inclusion body myositis: the genetic contributions to the pathogenesis. Orphanet J Rare Dis , 9 , Article 88. 10.1186/1750-1172-9-88. Green open access

[img]
Preview
PDF
Sporadic_inclusion.pdf

Download (570kB)

Abstract

Sporadic inclusion body myositis (sIBM) is the commonest idiopathic inflammatory muscle disease in people over 50 years old. It is characterized by slowly progressive muscle weakness and atrophy, with typical pathological changes of inflammation, degeneration and mitochondrial abnormality in affected muscle fibres. The cause(s) of sIBM are still unknown, but are considered complex, with the contribution of multiple factors such as environmental triggers, ageing and genetic susceptibility. This review summarizes the current understanding of the genetic contributions to sIBM and provides some insights for future research in this mysterious disease with the advantage of the rapid development of advanced genetic technology. An international sIBM genetic study is ongoing and whole-exome sequencing will be applied in a large cohort of sIBM patients with the aim of unravelling important genetic risk factors for sIBM.

Type: Article
Title: Sporadic inclusion body myositis: the genetic contributions to the pathogenesis
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1186/1750-1172-9-88
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1750-1172-9-88
Language: English
Additional information: PMCID: PMC4071018 © 2014 Gang et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology > Clinical and Movement Neurosciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology > Department of Neuromuscular Diseases
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1433649
Downloads since deposit
0Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item