Way Seen to Counter Blood-clotting Molecule That Blocks Myelin Repair

Way Seen to Counter Blood-clotting Molecule That Blocks Myelin Repair

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Way Seen to Counter Blood-clotting Molecule That Blocks Myelin Repair

Blocking a particular receptor protein of the BMP signaling pathway effectively promoted the maturation of myelin-producing cells and myelin repair in two mouse models of multiple sclerosis (MS), a study showed. Notably, these benefits, observed even after disease onset, took place in the presence of fibrinogen, a blood clotting factor that leaks into the brains of MS patients and acts as a myelin-repair blocker. These findings support the use of BMP signaling suppressors — some…

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