Molecular mimicry as an inducing trigger for CNS autoimmune demyelinating disease.

@article{Chastain2012MolecularMA,
  title={Molecular mimicry as an inducing trigger for CNS autoimmune demyelinating disease.},
  author={Emily M. L. Chastain and Stephen D Miller},
  journal={Immunological reviews},
  year={2012},
  volume={245 1},
  pages={227-38}
}
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (CNS) that affects about 0.1% of the worldwide population. This deleterious disease is marked by infiltration of myelin-specific T cells that attack the protective myelin sheath that surrounds CNS nerve axons. Upon demyelination, saltatory nerve conduction is disrupted, and patients experience neurologic deficiencies. The exact cause for MS remains unknown, although most evidence supports the hypothesis that both… CONTINUE READING
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