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Potential therapeutic target for multiple sclerosis identified | Health | News India
Canadian scientists have identified a potential therapeutic target for multiple sclerosis (MS).
Multiple sclerosis is a disease caused by damage to myelin – the protective covering wrapped around the nerves of the central nervous system (CNS).
Using a mouse model, researchers at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the University of Calgary have discovered that a molecular switch called EMMPRIN plays an important role in MS.
They explored how in MS, EMMPRIN affects MMPs and the entry of leukocytes into the CNS to result in disease activity.
“In our studies we Read More
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