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Scientists Spot Psoriasis Gene

Posted: March 23, 2006

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The PSORS1 gene is actually one of more than 20 different varieties of a gene called HLA-C, one of several genes that regulate how the immune system fights off infection.

While Elder and his colleagues have identified the PSORS1 gene -- which they believe is the major gene involved in psoriasis susceptibility -- they said that much more research is needed to identify other genes involved in the development of psoriasis.

The findings appear in the May issue of the American Journal of Human Genetics.

HealthDay News, March 22, 2006