Immune cells also attack neurons directly in MS study finds

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Immune cells also attack neurons directly in MS study finds

Postby MSUK » Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:33 pm

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Researchers in Germany have gained new insight into how the immune system causes damage associated with multiple sclerosis (MS), an incurable neuroinflammatory disorder.

Using imaging tools which enable investigation of processes in living organisms, they were able to show a direct interaction between immune cells and neurons which plays a significant role in neuronal injury.

However, this direct interaction may respond to therapeutic intervention.
The study by Dr. Volker Siffrin and Professor Dr. Frauke Zipp (formerly Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, MDC, Berlin-Buch, now University Medical Center Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz) has now been published in the journal Immunity (DOI 10.1016/j.immuni.2010.08.018)*.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1100
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