Genetic Cause of CMT2 Discovered?
A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation looked at two unrelated families with CMT2 and identified “autosomal dominant mutations of the canonical Notch ligand Jagged1 (or JAG1)” in them — a likely cause for their CMT that was also backed up by experiments in mice. The CMT News site covers this in…
Second Phase 3 Clinical Trial for CMT1A “Pleodrug”
After the setback of having to do a second Phase 3 clinical trial, Pharnext’s ongoing drug trials for PXT3003 show positive results in people with CMT1A.
The State of Research for Cures (2019)
The US-based CMTA (Charcot Marie Tooth Association) has a 12-year-old program called the Strategy to Accelerate Research (STAR) that is actively pursuing the causes and possible cures for CMT. STAR will cover nearly all CMT Type 1s and 2s, including types with as yet unidentified genetic causes.