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Apoptosis and HHV6A

HHV6A, along with EBV is a strong condender for the role of viral villain in MS.



Apoptotic effects of Human Herpesvirus-6A on glia and neurons as potential triggers for central nervous system autoimmunity.

J Clin Virol. 2006 Dec;37 Suppl 1:S11-6.
Gardell JL, Dazin P, Islar J, Menge T, Genain CP, Lalive PH.
Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco

BACKGROUND: Human Herpesvirus type 6 (HHV-6A and/or HHV-6B) has been tentatively associated with multiple sclerosis ...
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Clustering of autoimmune diseases

I find it dissapointing that researchers don't find clustering of these diseases as significant as I do, but this article shows that there is at least some consideration of the matter.

Clustering of autoimmune diseases in families with a high-risk for multiple sclerosis: a descriptive study.

http://tinyurl.com/3bcyl8

Bob
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Aldehyde poisoning

Okaaay....I think this abstract is saying that failure to eliminate, and therefore the build-up of, Aldehyde could lead to the 'toxic environment' that destroys tissue:

tinyURL

Dom.
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Finding the positives of MS

They call it "benefit finding", but I just think of it as looking on the bright side: I met my best friend while we were both in neurological rehab, (he had a terrible car-crash), and we were talking about it the other day -- I can't be glad that I have MS, but I know that, come that wonderful day when all this is over, I will be glad I had it. It's made me ...
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Johns Eyes

As some here will know I've been trying supplement approach to fix John's eye affected by ON in 1998. The good part is something is happening and he is getting flashes of clarity which have been absent sine 1998. He has also been able to see color again in the past several months. The bad part is I can't tell you which supplement if any are responsible. What a SUCK ASS way to report findings ...
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Myelin Repair Foundation Winter 2007 Update

Here's a link to the Myelin Repair Foundation's latest research update. Lots of good stuff, looks like they're making some real progress...

http://tinyurl.com/2jrk2z
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Lp results are in...

Well of course it's positive.

It's not really a shock but i wish the diagnosis was something else.

The neuro has suggested maybe starting on Avonex and i will be seeing him again in May so he will prescribe it then. That will give me time to stop breastfeeding.

Has anyone had an ok experience with Avonex?

Thanks

Elly
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Neurology Conferences

Hi all,

In the couple of years that I've had MS, it seems that although there is a steady stream of information generated about MS, some of the more notable results from research are presented at the major neurology conferences. I was wondering if there is a comprehensive list of the major conferences, so one might have an idea of when to expect these sorts of things. For example, I googled AAN and their yearly ...
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C3 necessary for 'maximal' EAE

Complement is part of the immune system. C3b is an Opsonin, (helps white blood cells to bind to foreign tissue), and it sounds to me as if C3b mistakenly binds to self-tissue, thus bonding it to white blood cells, which then destroy it.
C3a also can trigger the release of histamine, which may play a part in some forms of MS:

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