Hereditary-Spastic-Paraplegia-Information-Page

Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia Information Page


What research is being done?

The NINDS supports research on genetic disorders such as HSP. More than 30 genes that are responsible for several forms of HSP have been identified, and many more will likely be identified in the future. These genes generally encode proteins that normally help maintain the function of axons in the spinal cord.  Understanding how mutations of these genes cause HSP should lead to ways to prevent, treat, and cure HSP.

Information from the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus
Leg Injuries and Disorders

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What research is being done?

The NINDS supports research on genetic disorders such as HSP. More than 30 genes that are responsible for several forms of HSP have been identified, and many more will likely be identified in the future. These genes generally encode proteins that normally help maintain the function of axons in the spinal cord.  Understanding how mutations of these genes cause HSP should lead to ways to prevent, treat, and cure HSP.

Information from the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus
Leg Injuries and Disorders

The NINDS supports research on genetic disorders such as HSP. More than 30 genes that are responsible for several forms of HSP have been identified, and many more will likely be identified in the future. These genes generally encode proteins that normally help maintain the function of axons in the spinal cord.  Understanding how mutations of these genes cause HSP should lead to ways to prevent, treat, and cure HSP.

Information from the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus
Leg Injuries and Disorders


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