Autoimmune Inflammation and Multiple Sclerosis
The term inflammation was first used as a gross description of the redness of the skin observed at sites of injury. Later it was discovered that the redness was the natural result of blood vessel physiology. Now we know that the blood vessels are only one of the many factors involved in inflammation, a process in which immune cells of various types and their molecular products interact with signal molecules produced by the injured tissue.
KeywordsMultiple Sclerosis Immunol Today Autoimmune Inflammation Injured Central Nervous System Central Nervous System Repair
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