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Postby Iakovos » Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:54 pm

I am very interested,for personal reasons of course, in ankylosing spondylitis.It appears that some peptides and the protein HLA-B27 which is misfolding play a critical part in this autoimmune disease.This disease affects around 1% of the population.There are curently no projects on BOINC that are dealing with this disease.I would like to ask how possible it is for FOLDING@HOME to start a project for this disease.Thank you very much and looking forward to an answer
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Re: new project

Postby PantherX » Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:07 pm

Welcome to the F@H Forum Iakovos,

It depends on the researchers running F@H if they would like to investigate this disease or not. If they are interested in it, then in order for them to use F@H, it would have to go through the NIH peer review since F@H is funded by NIH (viewtopic.php?p=265157#p265157).
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