Lyon wrote:An unsettling thought that just came to me... I'd always wondered how much remyelinating would happen once MS was stopped in it's tracks with the idea that we've no experience with MS being stopped and we might be pleasantly surprised by the amount of remyelinisation the brain can do when it doesn't have to fight to stay ahead of the demyelinsation of MS.
I have been under the impression that one of the things that cause a problem with re-mylination is that the de-mylination process can cause scar tissue. This scar tissue I thought sits where the myelin is suppose to be, is not as good an insulator as myelin and its harder for remylination to occur where it is. Thus, even if you stopped the disease in its tracks, and re-mylination could occur (ie faster than de-mylination), some places would have scar tissue hindering the repairs. ie deficits.