Accepted for Publication: March 16, 2012.
Published Online: August 27, 2012. doi:10.1001/archneurol.2012.768
Author Contributions: Dr Qian takes full responsibility for the data, analyses and interpretation, and conduct of the research. Study concept and design: Qian, Cross, and Naismith. Acquisition of data: Qian, Alvarez, and Klawiter. Analysis and interpretation of data: Qian, Lancia, Alvarez, Klawiter, and Naismith. Drafting of the manuscript: Qian, Klawiter, and Naismith. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Qian, Lancia, Alvarez, Klawiter, Cross, and Naismith. Statistical analysis: Qian, Lancia, and Naismith. Obtained funding: Qian and Naismith. Administrative, technical, and material support: Cross and Naismith. Study supervision: Klawiter, Cross, and Naismith.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Qian has received speaking honoraria from Teva Neurosciences. Dr Alvarez has received speaking honoraria from Teva Neurosciences. Dr Klawiter has received consulting fees and speaking honoraria from Bayer Healthcare and Teva Neurosciences. Dr Cross has received research and clinical trial funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the US Department of Defense, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers, Pfizer, the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Foundation, Hoffman-La Roche, and sanofi-aventis and honoraria or consulting fees from Hoffman-La Roche, sanofi-aventis, Novartis, Biogen-Idec, Teva Neuroscience, MedImmune, and Coronado BioSciences. Dr Naismith has received consulting fees and speaking honoraria from Acorda Therapeutics, Bayer Healthcare, Biogen Idec, EMD Serono, Genzyme Corporation, and Teva Neurosciences. Research funding is through the NIH and Acorda Therapeutics.
Funding/Support: This work was supported by NIH grants T32NS007205 (Dr Qian), K23NS052430-01A1 (Dr Naismith), and K24 RR017100 (Dr Cross); the Sylvia Lawry Fellowship from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society; the Postdoctoral Training Program at Washington University (grant TL1 RR024995 [Dr Alvarez]); and the Manny and Rosalyn Rosenthal–Dr John L. Trotter Chair in Neuroimmunology (Dr Cross). This publication was made possible by grant UL1 RR024992 from the National Center for Research Resources, a component of the NIH and NIH Roadmap for Medical Research. This research was also supported in part by NIH grants CO6 RR020092 and RR024992 (Washington University Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences Brain, Behavioral and Performance Unit).
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