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Decreased T-cell reactivity to Epstein-Barr virus-infected lymphoblastoid cell lines in multiple sclerosis

Posted Jan 14 2009 8:22pm
The cause of MS is not known but many factors are implicated including possibly viruses. The authors investigated immunity to Epstein-Barr virus in people with MS and found fewer immune cells, suggesting that it might somehow be involved.

authors: Pender MP, Csurhes PA, Lenarczyk A, Pfluger CM, Burrows SR

source: J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2008 Nov 17. [Epub ahead of print]

The University of Queensland, Australia.

OBJECTIVE: To investigate T-cell and antibody immunity to Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) in multiple sclerosis (MS).

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