Cholesterol Made by Nerve Cells Repairs Myelin Damage in Mice

Cholesterol Made by Nerve Cells Repairs Myelin Damage in Mice

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Cholesterol Made by Nerve Cells Repairs Myelin Damage in Mice

Cholesterol made by neurons is crucial for repairing long-term damage to the myelin sheath, the fatty coating around nerve fibers that is damaged in multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new report based on experiments done on mice. The finding suggests that increasing neuronal cholesterol synthesis may be helpful in treating MS. The study, “Neuronal cholesterol synthesis is essential for repair of chronically demyelinated lesions in mice,” was published in Cell Reports. The myelin sheath is…

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