More MS news articles for June 2002

Regulation of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis by chemokines and chemokine receptors

Immunol Res 2002;25(2):167-75
Elhofy A, Kennedy KJ, Fife BT, Karpus WJ.
Department of Pathology, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL 60611, USA.

Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) is a T cell mediated demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS) that serves as a model for multiple sclerosis (MS).

Insights into the pathogenesis of this model may help scientists understand the human disease and aid in rational drug discovery.

In this review we summarize the role of chemokines and chemokine receptors in disease pathogenesis and suggest a pathway of events that leads to demyelination and subsequent clinical disease manifestation.