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Medical Genetic Department, National Institute of Genetics Engineering and Biothechnology, Tehran, Iran.
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Background: Etiology of multiple sclerosis is non-clarified. It seems that environmental factors impact epigenetic in this disease. Micro-RNAs (MIR) as epigenetic factors are one of the most important factors in non-genetically neurodegenerative diseases. It has been found MIR-144 plays a main role in the regulation of many processes in the central nervous system. Here, we aimed to investigation of MIR-144 expression alteration in Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. 

Methods: In this study 32 healthy and 32 MS patient's blood sample were analyzed by quantitative Real-Time PCR method and obtained data analyzed by REST 2009 software. 

Results: Analysis of Real-Time PCR data revealed that miR-144 Increase significantly in MS patients compared to healthy controls. Conclusions: The increase of MIR-144 expression in MS patients is obvious. MIR-144 can be used as a biomarker of MS and help to early diagnosis and treatment of this disease.
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Type of Article: Original Article | Subject: Molecular Biology
Received: 2020/09/6 | Accepted: 2020/09/29

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