Study shows halting an enzyme can slow MS in mice

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Study shows halting an enzyme can slow MS in mice

Postby MSUK » Tue May 01, 2012 1:38 am

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Researchers studying multiple sclerosis(MS) have long been looking for the specific molecules in the body that cause lesions in myelin, the fatty, insulating cells that sheathe the nerves. Nearly a decade ago, a group at Mayo Clinic found a new enzyme, called Kallikrein 6, that is present in abundance in MS lesions and blood samples and is associated with inflammation and demyelination in other neurodegenerative diseases.

In a study published this month in Brain Pathology, the same group found that an antibody that neutralizes Kallikrein 6 is capable of staving off MS in mice.

"We were able to slow the course of disease through early chronic stages, both in the brain and spinal cord," says lead author Isobel Scarisbrick, Ph.D.,of the Mayo Clinic Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/3463
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Re: Study shows halting an enzyme can slow MS in mice

Postby sou » Thu May 03, 2012 7:55 am

Mice don't get MS. Period.
Shortest joke: "We may not be able to cure MS but we can manage its symptoms."
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