.Immune system enzyme flaw may determine degree of MS severity
A thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy concluded that a flaw in one of the immune system's enzymes determines the degree of the severity of autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS) and Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS).
These new findings can explain the way that this enzyme deficiency can be diagnosed and also why these diseases can vary so much.
The immune system is based on white blood cells, that play a vital role in fighting against pathogens.
The white blood cells contain an enzyme that transforms oxygen into reactive oxygen radicals – which break down microorganisms and stop infections, called NADPH oxidase.
These new studies have used animal models to show that an inadequate production of oxygen radicals can favor the development of autoimmune diseases, as the patient's immune system would attack itself....Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1100