Month: October 2013

RIKEN group discovers gene associated with lumbar disk degeneration (LDD)

A group around Dr IKEGAWA Shiro at RIKEN’s Integrated Biomedical Science Center has discovered by correlation analysis comprising 25.000 Japanese, Chinese and Finnish individuals including over 4.000 LDD cases that a SNP in CHST3 (carbohydrate sulfotransferase 3) – a gene involved in proteoglycan metabolism – is a strong candidate for the onset of intervertebral disc […]

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