Antibodies can repair damaged myelin in model of MSBMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7250.1622/a (Published 17 June 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1622
- Berger Abi
Damaged myelin can be repaired with the use of human monoclonal antibodies. A team of immunologists led by Dr Moses Rodriguez at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota has discovered two human monoclonal antibodies that seem to promote the repair of damaged myelin (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2000;97:6820-5).
The idea that antibodies may be useful in myelin repair came from observations made about 10 …