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Muckle-Wells Syndrome (MWS)

Muckle-Wells syndrome (MWS) is a rare autosomal dominant genetic disorder. At our company, we are dedicated to advancing the forefront of MWS management through state-of-the-art diagnostics and therapeutics. As your trusted ally in MWS research, we provide efficient and all-encompassing solutions to cater to your every scientific research need.

Overview of Muckle-Wells Syndrome

Muckle-Wells syndrome (MWS) is a rare autoinflammatory disorder that falls under the category of cryopyrin-associated periodic syndromes (CAPS). It is characterized by recurrent episodes of fever, rash, joint pain, and other systemic symptoms. The incidence of Muckle-Wells syndrome is currently unknown.

NLRP3 inflammasome activation mechanism. Fig. 1 NLRP3 inflammasome activation. (Nakanishi, Hiroshi, et al., 2020)

Pathogenesis of Muckle-Wells Syndrome

Muckle-Wells Syndrome is caused by mutations in the CIAS1/NLRP3 gene, also known as the NLRP3 inflammasome gene.

NLRP3 Gene

The NLRP3 gene provides instructions for producing the NLRP3 protein, which is a key component of the inflammasome complex. The inflammasome plays a crucial role in the regulation of the body's inflammatory responses.

Inflammasome Activation

Mutations in the NLRP3 gene result in persistent activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome, causing unregulated release of IL-1β. Prolonged elevation of IL-1β induces systemic inflammatory reactions, including fever, arthritis, and general discomfort.

Therapeutics of Muckle-Wells Syndrome

Therapeutics of Muckle-Wells syndrome (MWS) primarily involves modulating the NLRP3 inflammasome and inhibiting IL-1β release, thereby alleviating the systemic inflammatory manifestations of MWS. Currently, several therapeutic drugs for MWS have been developed.

Drug Name Description
Canakinumab Canakinumab is a monoclonal antibody that specifically targets IL-1β. It has been approved for the therapeutics of MWS and has shown significant efficacy in reducing symptom severity and improving quality of life in individuals with MWS.
MCC950 MCC950 is a small molecule inhibitor that targets the NLRP3 inflammasome. Preclinical studies have demonstrated its ability to attenuate the inflammatory response associated with MWS by blocking the activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome.
Rilonacept Rilonacept is another IL-1 inhibitor that has shown efficacy in reducing disease flares and symptoms in MWS individuals. It acts by binding to IL-1β and preventing its interaction with its receptor, thereby reducing the inflammatory response.
Anakinra Anakinra is an IL-1 receptor antagonist that competitively inhibits the binding of IL-1β to its receptor. While it has shown efficacy in other autoinflammatory disorders, its effectiveness in MWS is still being evaluated.

Our Services

Drawing upon our deep expertise in biotechnology and extensive experience in the industry, our company offers all-encompassing solutions for diagnostic and therapeutic research dedicated to Muckle-Wells syndrome.

Induced Models
The induced model is a commonly used model of Muckle-Wells syndrome (MWS). Our scientists inject bacterial components such as lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or other pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) into animals to stimulate the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines and activate the NLRP3 inflammasome. This induced model of inflammation provides insight into the dysregulated immune response in MWS.
Genetically Engineered Models
In Muckle-Wells syndrome (MWS), mutations in the CIAS1/NLRP3 gene lead to dysregulated activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome. Our scientists have successfully constructed transgenic models and gene knockout models of MWS through advanced genetic engineering technology. These models are valuable tools for studying the genetic basis and pathogenesis of MWS.
Optional Models
  • CIAS1/NALP3 Transgenic Model
  • CIAS1/NALP3 Knockout Model
  • Nlrp3A350V neoR/+ Model
  • Nlrp3L351P neoR/+ Model
  • Nlrp3A350V/+/CreL Model
  • Nlrp3A350V/+/creT Model
  • Nlrp3L351P/+/creT Model
  • Nlrp3L351P/+/CreL/Il-1r−/− Model
Optional Species Mice, Rats, Zebrafish, Rabbits, Non-human Primates, Others

No matter what stage of research you are at, we can provide you with corresponding research services. If you are interested in our services, please feel free to contact us for more details and quotation information for related services.


  • Nakanishi, Hiroshi, et al. "Genetic hearing loss associated with autoinflammation." Frontiers in Neurology 11 (2020): 141.
  • Liu, Jia, et al. "Identification of a variant in NLRP3 gene in a patient with Muckle-Wells syndrome: a case report and review of literature." Pediatric Rheumatology 21.1 (2023): 15.

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