Gray Matter Under Attack In Multiple Sclerosis: Protein Could Provoke Immune Attack On Several Cell Types

Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 07:22 in Health & Medicine

Multiple sclerosis is a condition in which the immune system attacks the central nervous system, including neurons in the gray matter. Researchers have identified a specific protein targeted by the misdirected immune defenses, which is produced both by neurons and the myelin sheaths that are attacked.

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