Mode of action of new multiple sclerosis drug discovered
Dimethyl fumarate inhibits inflammatory cell infiltration of the central nervous system through the blockade of a specific receptor, a study concludes. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system that affects nerve fibres in the brain and spinal cord by damaging their protective myelin sheath. The cause of multiple sclerosis is unknown and the disease has no cure to date, but a range of treatments are available that can have a positive influence on its course.
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