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the liver gets involved

There's plenty of healthy disagreement about the cause(s), trigger(s) and disease process, but I think we can agree that it is incredibly complex.

Immunomodulatory properties of increased levels of liver X receptor beta in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from multiple sclerosis patients.

Exp Neurol. 2007 Jan 24;
Giorelli M, Livrea P, Minervini MG, Trojano M.
Department of Neurologic and Psychiatric Sciences, University of Bari, Bari, Italy; U.O. of Neurology, "Casa della ...
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I am cold

Quick question :?: :?: :?: Is being cold all the time part of MS??? Since the start of this winter, and it's been VERY VERY cold, I swear to you I have not been warm since November. Everybody (and a lot of what I have read) says hot temps are bad ...
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what do you guys think? over the last few months i started noticing that things would tend to go down the wrong way. it was ticking me off. i hadn't been supplementing. had largely cut out bread to try to help deal with suspected candida issues, and also was off grains and some legumes as a low carb idea. my throat kept getting worse. last week it got so bad i was coughing every 5 ...
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Enabling Nerve Regeneration Means Evicting The Cleanup Crew
Main Category: Immune System / Vaccines News
Article Date: 04 Mar 2007 - 10:00 PST

Macrophages are the immune cells that engulf and destroy the debris of damaged tissue to enable the healing process to begin. Their presence at the scene of damage is critical, but once their task is complete, it is just as critical that macrophages exit rapidly, ending the inflammatory process and making way ...
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Introducing our new Volunteer Moderator

Hi all,

As many of you have noticed, one of our community members has stepped up recently to help moderate our forums. That member is NHE, and I want to formally introduce and thank NHE for his efforts.

NHE has been with us since late 2004 (has it been that long already?!), and has always been willing to offer a helping hand as well as uncover helpful research for others. He is the type of ...
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New cells, old brains

This article prompted a probably-irrelevant thought: within a few years of diagnosis, both Mum and I lost much of our sense of smell...does this sound familiar to anyone?


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I thought I'd posted this yesterday, but it disappeared. Article mentions Sphingolipids as an agent for neuronal growth/death:

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Inflammation vs. neurodegeneration


as some of you might remember, after a serious disagreement on this board eighteen months ago, I got angry and removed all my messages. After reposting one of them few days ago, I checked them all to see if there was something else worth reposting. IMO, there was. As a member of "MS is not an autoimmune disease -camp" I'd like to share following two posts with you again.

The first post underlines the ...
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Blood tests

I have some questions for all of you experts about my latest blood test. The idiot intern doctor left a message on my machine that everything was fine. I got a copy today because I want to bring it to my neurologist to ask about Vit D levels. One of my liver enzymes-GOT/AST-was high. Not exceedingly, but high all the same. This kind of freaked me out as I'm supposed to do my shot tonight. ...
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Neuronal Damage in Brain Inflammation

Neuronal Damage in Brain Inflammation

Orhan Aktas, MD; Oliver Ullrich, MD; Carmen Infante-Duarte, PhD; Robert Nitsch, MD; Frauke Zipp, MD

Arch Neurol. 2007;64:185-189.


In contrast to traditional textbook paradigms, recent studies indicate neuronal damage in classic neuroinflammatory diseases of the brain, such as multiple sclerosis or meningitis. In these cases, immune cells invade the central nervous system compartments, accompanied by a massive breakdown of the blood-brain barrier and typical changes of the cerebrospinal fluid. ...
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