Dual action of glatiramer acetate (Cop-1) in the treatment of CNS autoimmune and neurodegenerative disorders.

@article{Kipnis2002DualAO,
  title={Dual action of glatiramer acetate (Cop-1) in the treatment of CNS autoimmune and neurodegenerative disorders.},
  author={Jonathan Kipnis and Michal Schwartz},
  journal={Trends in molecular medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={8 7},
  pages={319-23}
}
Protective autoimmunity is the body's defense mechanism against destructive self-compounds such as those commonly associated with neurodegenerative disorders. Autoimmune disease and neurodegenerative disorders can thus be viewed as two extreme manifestations of the same process. Therefore, when designing therapy, it is important to avoid an approach that will cure the one by invoking the other. One way to stop, or at least slow down, the progression of neurodegeneration without risking… CONTINUE READING

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