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Understanding the viral link in Multiple Sclerosis

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The human Roseoloviruses, namely, HHV-6A, -6B and -7, have been found to be implicated in several neurological disorders, including encephalitis, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Evidence suggests that a number of viruses that potentiate each other may be involved in MS, e.g. HHV-6A, HHV-6B, Epstein Barr virus (EBV), Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV). Our research involves investigating the interactions of one of the few roseolovirus proteins linked to these neurodegenerative diseases, U24, and to determine its impact on them.