Epstein-Barr virus drug, possibilities for MS?

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Epstein-Barr virus drug, possibilities for MS?

Postby MSUK » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:18 am

Drugs may shut down several Epstein-Barr virus-induced diseases - possibilities for MS? - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm?fuseact ... pageid=707
MS-UK - http://www.ms-uk.org/
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Postby ElMarino » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:10 pm

I've been looking forwards to a discovery like this. From a completely unscientific point of view. going on all I've read, I've always thought that an EBV vaccine has a chance of ending the relapses..

EBV resides in B cells. B cell depletion therapy is highly effective with MS, 100% of us are infected with the virus, EBV viral activity is heightened during relapses, vitamin D inteferes with it whilst effectively cutting our relapse chances. Is there anything else?
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Postby tara97 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:07 am

so the epstien barre virus is needed to catalize the autoimmune response?
So I guess the question would be what would happen to a porphyric if they came across the epstein barre? do different catylists cause different manifestations? If h pylori is found in up to 40% of GBSers and h pylori accumulates porphyrians then would the same be true of a virus? Hey I am asking stupid questions because I dont know. I have H pylori and I have peripheral problems.
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