Leonardo Martinez-Torres

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BACKGROUND Therapeutic strategies that induce effective neuroprotection and enhance intrinsic repair mechanisms are central goals for future treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), as well as other diseases. Laquinimod (LQ) is an orally administered, central nervous system (CNS)-active immunomodulator with demonstrated efficacy in MS clinical trials and a(More)
Currently available immunomodulatory therapies do not stop the pathogenesis underlying multiple sclerosis (MS) and are only partially effective in preventing the onset of permanent disability in patients with MS. Identifying a drug that stimulates endogenous remyelination and/or minimizes axonal degeneration would reduce the rate and degree of disease(More)
Treatment of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) mice with the estrogen receptor (ER) β ligand diarylpropionitrile (DPN) has been shown to have neuroprotective effects via stimulation of endogenous myelination. The direct cellular mechanisms underlying the effects of this ERβ ligand on the central nervous system are uncertain because different(More)
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