Saturday, September 24, 2011

Important discovery about Multiple Sclerosis

Some scholars of the Italian team of the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, led by Carla Taveggia researcher, have discovered a new mechanism of myelin formation, the plasma membrane of cells lining the neuron, whose lack or reduction due  multiple sclerosis. With multiple sclerosis takes place a process of degeneration of the myelin sheath,  destroyed by the immune system, this can lead to serious disorders, motor or cognitive in nature. The disease usually occurs in young adults the most striking woman and tends to progress over time until you get to complete disability. With this latest research has been  instead discovered a new molecule, called Tace, that helps regulate the activities and operation of the production processes of myelin. The study can be considered as the first step towards the construction of drugs that block the whole multiple sclerosis


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