Past environmental sun exposure and risk of multiple sclerosis: a role for the Cdx-2 Vitamin D receptor variant in this interaction
JL Dickinson, DI Perera, AF van der Mei, A-L Ponsonby, AM Polanowski, RJ Thomson, BV Taylor, JD McKay, J Stankovich, T Dwyer
Multiple Sclerosis Journal | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2009
We thank the participants, Trish Groom and Jane Pittaway for conducting the environmental interviews, Ceri Flowers for the genetic fieldwork, Natasha Newton for administrative support and data entry, Sue Sawbridge and Tim Albion for the development and management of the database, the Tasmanian Multiple Sclerosis Society for assisting with the recruitment of volunteers, and Trevor Kilpatrick, H Butzkueven, A Hughes, B Drulovis, and S Sjieka who were involved with the clinical diagnosis. This project was supported with funding from the National Health and Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia, the Australian Rotary Health Research Fund, and MS Australia. vdM is supported by a NHMRC Training Fellowship.