Specific Immunotherapeutic Strategies: Lessons from Myelin Basic Protein-Induced Experimental Allergic Encephalomyelitis

  • Robert B. Bell
  • Lawrence Steinman
Part of the Clinical Medicine and the Nervous System book series (CLIN.MED.NERV.)

Abstract

The progress of research on the pathogenesis and treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), the principal human demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS), has intensified in the past 3 years. In part, this is due to the application of advances in molecular biology, like polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and to developments in cellular immunology, like technology for the growth of T-cell clones. Many lessons that have been learned in an animal model of CNS demyelinating disease, experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (EAE), have been verified in the human disease MS. Indeed, certain successful approaches for treatment of EAE are being attempted in MS at the present time.

Keywords

Arthritis Tyrosine Recombination Proline Lysine 

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  • Lawrence Steinman

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