More MS news articles for September 2002

Detection of the soluble form of the Fas molecule in patients with multiple sclerosis

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=12212243&dopt=Abstract

Hunan Yi Ke Da Xue Xue Bao 2000 Feb 28;25(1):39-41
Zhou WB, Hans L.
Department of Neurology, Xiangya Hospital, Hunan Medical University, Changsha 410008.

We examined the levels of the soluble form of the Fas(sFas) in the cerebrospinal fluids(CSF) and the sera of patients with multiple sclerosis(MS) using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA).

The levels of sera and CSF sFas were significantly higher in MS patients than that in other neurological diseases (OND) group and healthy control(HC); MS patients in the active stage had more sFas molecule than that in the inactive stage.

It suggests that sera and CSF sFas may be related to clinical activity in patients with MS, and that sFas may play an important role in the pathogenesis of the MS.