One of the things I love most about Age of Autism readers are the intelligent and sophisticated comments they leave on articles.
In response to my article “Seizures and the Immune System” which detailed findings from New York University and the Scripps Institute that a meningitis virus in mice causes the T-cells to respond abnormally, resulting in inflammation and seizures I received the following comment from Cherry Sperlin Misra.
“A pertinent point may come from Dr. Isaac Pessah at U.C. Davis; His work showed that even very low concentrations of thimerosal (mercury) damaged the immune system. It happened in this way: Dendritic cells are the kingpins of the immune system. Each dendritic cell controls 200-300 T cells. When dendritic cells are affected by mercury, they first begin to send aberrant signals to the T-cells and when further damaged, they cease to send signals. Perhaps T cells in the brain are unable to function normally after mercury affects their controllers. This would give bacteria and viruses that reach the brain (including those introduced thru vaccines), the opportunity to do damage. Perhaps they would be, in effect, unstoppable.”