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Narcolepsy is a life long disorder characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness, cataplexy and symptoms of abnormal Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep. The cause of the disease is an autoimmune attack against the hypocretin producing cells in the brain. Our research is focused on understanding this process and preventing it from occurring. We also are seeking new treatment methods.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Type
Specialized Center (P50)
Project #
5P50NS023724-27
Application #
8705037
Study Section
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Initial Review Group (NSD)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
27
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
Stanford University
Department
Type
DUNS #
City
Stanford
State
CA
Country
United States
Zip Code
94304
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Moore 4th, Hyatt; Winkelmann, Juliane; Lin, Ling et al. (2014) Periodic leg movements during sleep are associated with polymorphisms in BTBD9, TOX3/BC034767, MEIS1, MAP2K5/SKOR1, and PTPRD. Sleep 37:1535-42
Goldbart, Aviv; Peppard, Paul; Finn, Laurel et al. (2014) Narcolepsy and predictors of positive MSLTs in the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort. Sleep 37:1043-51
Han, Fang; Lin, Ling; Schormair, Barbara et al. (2014) HLA DQB1*06:02 negative narcolepsy with hypocretin/orexin deficiency. Sleep 37:1601-8
Mahlios, Josh; De la Herran-Arita, Alberto K; Mignot, Emmanuel (2013) The autoimmune basis of narcolepsy. Curr Opin Neurobiol 23:767-73
Faraco, Juliette; Lin, Ling; Kornum, Birgitte Rahbek et al. (2013) ImmunoChip study implicates antigen presentation to T cells in narcolepsy. PLoS Genet 9:e1003270
Weiner Lachmi, Karin; Lin, Ling; Kornum, Birgitte Rahbek et al. (2012) DQB1*06:02 allele-specific expression varies by allelic dosage, not narcolepsy status. Hum Immunol 73:405-10
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Han, Fang; Lin, Ling; Li, Jing et al. (2012) TCRA, P2RY11, and CPT1B/CHKB associations in Chinese narcolepsy. Sleep Med 13:269-72

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