New Primate Model Can Shed Light on Mechanisms Underlying Myelin Loss

New Primate Model Can Shed Light on Mechanisms Underlying Myelin Loss

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New Primate Model Can Shed Light on Mechanisms Underlying Myelin Loss

A new primate model uncovered by researchers can help scientists understand the immune and inflammatory processes underlying the development of multiple sclerosis (MS) in humans, a study reports. It was already known that Japanese macaques — also called snow monkeys — can spontaneously develop encephalomyelitis (JME), a disorder that results in the progressive destruction of myelin. The myelin, the fatty protective sheath that wraps around nerve fibers, is destroyed in the macaques in a process…

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