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In a Science paper published online in advance this week, researchers in China show that loss-of-function mutations in PSENEN, PSEN1, or NCSTN — which encode components of the γ-secretase multiprotein complex — are associated with hidradenitis suppurativa, commonly known as familial acne inversa. The team found these independent mutations in their screen of six Chinese families with features of acne inversa and related clinical sympotoms.

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