Mirna Based Treatment Monitoring In Multiple Sclerosis

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The present invention relates to methods of determining whether a patient responds to a therapeutic treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), of monitoring the course of multiple sclerosis (MS) in a patient, of determining the risk for a relapse of multiple sclerosis (MS) in a patient, and of adjusting the dose of a therapeutic drug applied for therapeutic treatment of multiple sclerosis in a patient. Said methods are based on the determination of the level of at least one miRNA in a test sample isolated from the patient. The present invention also relates to a method of identifying a compound suitable for the treatment of multiple sclerosis in a patient. Further, the present invention relates to the use of a polynucleotide or a polynucleotide set for detecting a miRNA to determine whether a patient responds to a therapeutic treatment of multiple sclerosis, to monitor the course of multiple sclerosis in a patient, to determine the risk of a relapse of multiple sclerosis in a patient, to adjust the dose of a therapeutic drug applied for therapeutic treatment of multiple sclerosis in a patient, and to identify a compound suitable for the treatment of multiple sclerosis in a patient. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a kit for determining whether a patient responds to a therapeutic treatment of multiple sclerosis, for monitoring the course of multiple sclerosis in a patient, for determining the risk of a relapse of multiple sclerosis in a patient, for adjusting the dose of a therapeutic drug applied for therapeutic treatment of multiple sclerosis in a patient, or for identifying a compound suitable for the treatment of multiple sclerosis in a patient comprising means for determining the level of at least one miRNA in a test sample isolated from a patient.


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