Journal article

Common and Low Frequency Variants in MERTK Are Independently Associated with Multiple Sclerosis Susceptibility with Discordant Association Dependent upon HLA-DRB1*15:01 Status

Michele D Binder, Andrew D Fox, Daniel Merlo, Laura J Johnson, Lauren Giuffrida, Sarah E Calvert, Rainer Akkermann, Gerry ZM Ma, Ashwyn A Perera, Melissa M Gresle, Louise Laverick, Grace Foo, Marzena J Fabis-Pedrini, Timothy Spelman, Margaret A Jordan, Alan G Baxter, Simon Foote, Helmut Butzkueven, Trevor J Kilpatrick, Judith Field

PLOS ONE | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2016

Grants

Awarded by National Multiple Sclerosis Society (US)


Awarded by Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Awarded by Australian Research Council Linkage Grant


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (US) Grant Number 6007629 to MDB, TJK, JF, HB and ADF; by the Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia Grant Number 13-013 to MDB, JF and TJK; by the National Health and Medical Research Council Grant Number APP1032486 to HB, JF and AGB, and by the Australian Research Council Linkage Grant Number LP110100473 to HB, JF abd AGB. The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health acknowledges the strong support from the Victorian Government and in particular the funding from the Operational Infrastructure Support Grant. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.