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DNA variation that makes Gujaratis susceptible to vitiligo identified

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Researchers of M S University’s Department of Biochemistry have identified the prevalence of a DNA sequence variation that makes Gujaratis susceptible to vitiligo, a skin disorder in which white patches of skin appear on different parts of the body.

Gujarat and Rajasthan are known to have highest prevalence of vitiligo. It affects over eight percent of the population in Gujarat making it one of the highest in the country. Major reasons for these skin disorder are oxidative stress (imbalance between oxidants and in-oxidants in the body), neural and genetic factors.

“As part of our studies, we screened genetic samples of over 1,500 vitiligo patients from across Gujarat and found that it is because of SNP that Gujaratis are more vulnerable to this disease. Out of the total screened samples, 908 samples were of women,” said professor Rasheedunnisa Begum, whose study is supported by the Indian Council of Medical Research and Gujarat State Biotechnology Mission, Gandhinagar.

Presently, vitiligo is diagnosed through physical examination, medical history and laboratory tests. Vitiligo is incurable but presently light treatment or excimer laser treatments are used to control the spread of the disease on a patient’s body.

After identifying the DNA sequence variation, MSU researchers are hoping that their study will lead to development of personalized medicines for patients suffering from the skin disorder.

“Findings of our research will lead to development of personalised medicine which can control the spread of vitiligo which is incurable. Personalised medicines can be developed based on the stage of disease in individual patients, duration of the disease, the number of patches on an individual’s body and a few biochemical parameters,” said Begum, who has published over 30 national and international papers on vitiligo.

Proven Vitiligo Natural Home Cure Marks Fourth Year … Exclusive Bonus Package

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Proven Vitiligo Natural Home Cure Marks Fourth Year … Exclusive Bonus Package
It is interesting to note that as early as the 1980's medical researchers had reported that they cured people of vitiligo using herbal extracts mega doses of vitamins or a combination of herbs and vitamins. Several such reports were also published in …
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World Vitiligo Day: Skin disease takes emotional toll
What's vitiligo? June 25 marks World Vitiligo Day, which is aimed at raising awareness about the incurable disease. Vitiligo affects roughly 100 million people worldwide, according to the Vitiligo Research Foundation. It's not contagious or fatal, but …
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DRDO's Leucoderma drug Lukoskin goes commercial
A traditional drug developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for treating vitiligo or leucoderma is now available for commercial sale in India. The herbal drug, called Lukoskin, was developed by scientists of the Defence …
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My vitiligo story, possible causes and research statements

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English subtitles: Vitiligo…caused by what? We don’t really know…I’ve done a lot of research, 2 years of research, it stressed me a lot to see the depigm…
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HI my name is Judy I have vitiligo and this video is showing you how to cover your discoloration with makeup… Please subscribe to my page… 🙂
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Vitiligo Clinic and Research Center

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Visit Vitiligo Clinic and Research Center at http://www.umassmed.edu/vitiligo Vitiligo Lab is currently studying how environmental factors injure melanocytes…
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http://www.vitiligo2014.info Vitiligo Miracle of 2014: Natural Vitiligo Treatment System. A Review. Finally a cure for vitiligo! 2014 has been a hallmark yea…
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Research and Markets: Vitiligo – Pipeline Review, H2 2014

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Research and Markets: Vitiligo – Pipeline Review, H2 2014
DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec 9, 2014–Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/lfllnk/vitiligo ) has announced the addition of the "Vitiligo – Pipeline Review, H2 2014" report to their offering. This report provides …
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Vitiligo treatment holds promise for restoring skin pigmentation
The Henry Ford study represents its latest research into investigating new treatment options for vitiligo. In a 2012 study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Henry Ford dermatologists showed the benefits of skin cell …
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Patients with vitiligo, alopecia areata at increased risk for atopic dermatitis
The Newcastle-Ottawa Scale and Methodological Evaluation of Observational Research checklist was used to measure quality of evidence, and a meta-analysis of studies and subset analyses were performed. There were 16 studies of vitiligo and 17 studies …
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