Research News and Updates

Read the latest from the CMT Research Foundation on drug development and clinical advances.

CMT Research Foundation Invests in Project to Test if a Commercially Available Drug is Effective Treatment for X-linked Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

The CMT Research Foundation (CMTRF), a non-profit focused solely on delivering treatments and cures for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), has invested in a project led by Dr. Charles Abrams, a Professor in the Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation at the...

Vanderbilt’s Charles Sanders Successfully Finds Molecules That Alter PMP22 Production or Cell Surface Trafficking; In Next Phase Will Test if They Can Improve CMT-like Problems in Schwann Cells

CMT1A is caused by a gene-copying event that results in the overproduction of the peripheral myelin protein 22 (PMP22) in Schwann cells. The excess PMP22 protein fails to traffic normally to the cell surface and instead collects inside the cells as clumps of proteins...

Updates on CMT Research

There have been a number of interesting developments in CMT research in the past few weeks. Here are three: Update 1: Pharnext recently announced topline results of its pivotal phase 3 (PREMIER trial) of PXT3003, its drug candidate for Charcot-Marie-Tooth 1A (CMT1A)...


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