Brain Regeneration Impaired in Progressive MS, Unaffected By DMTs, Study Reports

21 January 2020

Source Multiple Sclerosis News Today: Regeneration in the brain is reduced in people with primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS), but enhanced during disease activity in those with relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS), a study reports.

The results also show that regeneration is unaffected by treatment with disease-modifying therapies (DMTs), as shown by the levels of a regeneration marker in the brain called growth-associated protein 43.

The study, “Cerebrospinal fluid growth-associated protein 43 in multiple sclerosis,” was published in the journal Nature Scientific Reports.

In MS, immune cells attack the myelin sheath that protects nerves, leading to neurodegeneration. In early disease stages, regenerative mechanisms are activated to help repair damaged tissue and promote the replacement of lost myelin — a process called remyelination.  Read on. 

 

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