myelin sheath

04/30/2012 - 12:41

Researchers studying multiple sclerosis (MS) have long been looking for the specific molecules in the body that cause lesions in myelin, the fatty, insulating cells that sheathe the nerves. Nearly a decade ago, a group at Mayo Clinic found a new enzyme, called Kallikrein 6, that is present in abundance in MS lesions and blood samples and is associated with inflammation and demyelination in other neurodegenerative diseases. In a study published this month in Brain Pathology, the same group found that an antibody that neutralizes Kallikrein 6 is capable of staving off MS in mice.

01/06/2012 - 14:50

New research highlights the possibility of reversing ageing in the central nervous system for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients.  The study is published today, 06 January, in the journal Cell Stem Cell.