Multiple sclerosis susceptibility loci do not alter clinical and MRI outcomes in clinically isolated syndrome
T Kalincik, CRG Guttmann, J Krasensky, M Vaneckova, P Lelkova, M Tyblova, Z Seidl, PL De Jager, E Havrdova, D Horakova
Genes and Immunity | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2013
Awarded by Czech Ministries of Education and Health
Tomas Kalincik received compensation for travel and honoraria from Novartis, Biogen Idec, Sanofi Aventis, Teva and Merck Serono, and research fellowship from Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia. Charles RG Guttmann received consulting fees from Tibotec Therapeutics/Johnson & Johnson and research support from Teva. Zdenek Seidl, Manuela Vaneckova and Jan Krasensky received financial support for research activities from Biogen Idec. Michaela Tyblova received compensation for travel and honoraria from Biogen Idec, Sanofi Aventis, Teva and Merck Serono. Philip L De Jager received consulting fees from Biogen Idec, honorarium and research support from Biogen Idec and support for research activities from Merck Serono. Eva Havrdova received speaker honoraria and consulting fees from Biogen Idec, Merck Serono, Novartis, Genzyme and Teva, as well as support for research activities from Biogen Idec and Merck Serono. Dana Horakova received speaker honoraria and consulting fees from Biogen Idec, Merck Serono, Teva and Novartis, as well as support for research activities from Biogen Idec.We thank all contributors who collected clinical data, Drs J Volna, I Kovarova, V Ticha, E Krasulova, M Vachova, S Machalicka, J Kotalova, Y Benesova, P Praksova, P Stourac, M Dufek, E Meluzinova, J Pikova, E Houzvickova, D Zimova, J Sucha, V Sladkova, J Mares, and Drs B Healy, B Keenan and N Patsopoulos for consultations of statistical methodology. The study was supported by the Czech Ministries of Education and Health (NT13237-4/2012, MSM 0021620849, PRVOUK-P26/LF1/4, RVO-VFN64165/2012) and Biogen Idec.