IL-6-deficient mice resist myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein-induced autoimmune encephalomyelitis.

Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) is induced by immunization with myelin components including myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG). Myelin-specific Th1 cells enter the central nervous system (CNS) via binding of very late antigen 4 (VLA-4) to the endothelial vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 (VCAM-1). In the present study, mice with a… CONTINUE READING