Pro-inflammatory Th17 Immune Cells Harm Myelin-producing Cells

Pro-inflammatory Th17 Immune Cells Harm Myelin-producing Cells

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Pro-inflammatory Th17 Immune Cells Harm Myelin-producing Cells

Pro-inflammatory T helper 17 cells, known as Th17 cells — a type of immune cell known to play a role in multiple sclerosis (MS) — directly interact with myelin-producing cells, promoting their damage and death, according to a study in a mouse model of MS and in samples from MS patients. These damaging effects were associated with the release, by Th17 immune cells, of a molecule called glutamate, which works as a neurotransmitter, or a…

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