Neuro Inflammation

Researchers have identified two proteins that work together to drive neuroinflammation in acute conditions such as microbial or autoimmune encephalitis, and in chronic conditions such as multiple sclerosis.

In a study published today in Nature Immunology, a team led by Prof. Philippe Gros show that genetic inactivation of this protein pair blocks neuroinflammation and prevents the appearance of disease in animal models of multiple sclerosis (MS). The findings could pave the way for development of novel therapeutic approaches in inflammatory diseases such as MS.

mcgill.ca/newsroom/channels...

3 Replies

oldestnewest
  • Is this a blood test or something more complicated ?

  • Neurological similarities with MS give some hope the same treatments will be effective for us should any be found as a result of this research.

  • Involvement of microglia has been proposed for a long time in ME theories why this happens will benefit from this knowledge.