The balancing act between protection and inflammation in MS

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The balancing act between protection and inflammation in MS

Postby MSUK » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:51 am

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Scientists have discovered a molecular mechanism that could help explain how multiple sclerosis (MS) and other autoimmune diseases can be exacerbated by the onset of an infection.

MS is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system which affects approximately 100,000 people in the UK.

The research, directed by Dr Bruno Gran at The University of Nottingham, focused on a population of cells of the immune system known as regulatory T cells, which control and regulate the behaviour of other immune cells. The results of this study have been published in the Journal of Immunology.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1100
MS-UK - http://www.ms-uk.org/
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