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Autoimmunity, Hypoxia, and Inflammation in Demyelinating Diseases

Gary A. Rosenberg

in Molecular Physiology and Metabolism of the Nervous System

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780195394276
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322831 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195394276.003.0012

Series: Contemporary Neurology Series

Autoimmunity, Hypoxia, and Inflammation in Demyelinating Diseases

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This chapter covers autoimmunity, hypoxia, and inflammation in demyelinating diseases, which includes discussion on heterogeneity of the pathological findings in multiple sclerosis (MS), proteases implicated in MS pathology, BBB disruption in MS, Devic's neuromyelitis optica, nonimmunological processes in demyelination, EAE and the pathogenesis of MS, modern approaches to the treatment of MS, and future directions.

Chapter.  11711 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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