Masitinib treatment in patients with progressive MS

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Masitinib treatment in patients with progressive MS

Postby MSUK » Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:48 am


Treatment options for patients suffering from progressive forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) remain inadequate. Mast cells actively participate in the pathogenesis of MS, in part because they release large amounts of various mediators that sustain the inflammatory network.

Masitinib, a selective oral tyrosine kinase inhibitor, effectively inhibits the survival, migration and activity of mast cells. This exploratory study assessed the safety and clinical benefit of masitinib in the treatment of primary progressive MS (PPMS) or relapse-free secondary progressive MS (rfSPMS). ... Read More - ... ageid/3226
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