Metallothionein I+II expression and their role in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis.

Abstract

We examined the expression and roles of neuroprotective metallothionein-I+II (MT-I+II) in the rat CNS in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), an animal model for the human autoimmune disease, multiple sclerosis (MS). EAE caused significant macrophage activation, T-lymphocyte infiltration, and astrogliosis in spinal cord, brain stem, and… (More)

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