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Remyelination?


  Understanding that there is some degree of remyelination that occurs after a flare, is there anything that is known or thought to enhance the remyelination process? In other words, is there Anything that can be done to speed the remyelination or make it more complete?
==========================================================================Remyelination is the subject of a lot of reaearch in the MS field at present as would obviously promote complete or near complete recovery fronm an atack, one tof the problems we have however is that the mechanisms which control remyelination are largely unknown so we do not yet have a therapy even at an advanced experimental stage. it is however the opinion of some workers in the field that complete remyelination of nerves is possible in some circumstances,  ( not necessarily in MS or even in Humans , but it is seen in some experimental situations ). The bad news then I suppose is that we do not yet have a therapy, the good news being that this has been thought of and people are working on the idea.
Remyelination is the subject of a lot of reaearch in the MS field at
present as would obviously promote complete or near complete recovery
fronm an atack, one tof the problems we have however is that the mechanisms
which control remyelination are largely unknown so we do not yet have a the
rapy even at an advanced experimental stage. it is however the opinion of
some workers in the field that complete remyelination of nerves is possible
in some circumstances,  ( not necessarily in MS or even in Humans , but it
is seen in some experimental situations ). The bad news then I suppose is
that we do not yet have a therapy, the good news being that this has been
thought of and people are working on the idea.
I have attached two  reference to recent review papers on the topic........
Raine CS.
Department of Pathology (Neuropathology), Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA.
Multiple sclerosis: prospects for remyelination.
Multiple Sclerosis.  2(4):195-7, 1996 Nov.
Panitch HS.
Department of Neurology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore 21201-1595, USA.
Investigational drug therapies of treatment of multiple sclerosis. [Review] [109 refs]
Multiple Sclerosis.  2(2):66-77, 1996 Sep.





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