Advances in the Immunopathogenesis of Multiple Sclerosis by P. A. Muraro, A. Lugaresi, D. Gambi (auth.), D. Gambi, P. A.

By P. A. Muraro, A. Lugaresi, D. Gambi (auth.), D. Gambi, P. A. Muraro, A. Lugaresi, U. Ecari (eds.)

P.A. MURARO, A. LUGARESI, D. GAMBI a few of the pathological facets of a number of sclerosis (MS) lesions were recognized for over a century. it is just lately, even though, that diverse styles of demyelination were associated with targeted pathways of immune-mediated tissue destruction. particularly, the inter-individual heterogeneity of MS lesions has recommended that diverse mechanisms may well act in numerous sufferers, accounting for the variety saw in medical direction, immunological findings in peripheral blood and cere­ brospinal fluid (CSF), and reaction to immunomodulatory remedies. to supply an outline of the elemental mechanisms in all likelihood considering MS lesion initiation and improvement, a world assembly used to be prepared within the context of the once a year Congress of the Italian Neuroimmunology organization (AINI), held on the college of Chieti, in Chieti Italy on 29 October 1998. The excessive common of displays caused us to record them in prolonged shape, to focus on contemporary seasoned­ gress within the realizing of simple mechanisms maintaining MS immuno­ pathogenesis. A vital position within the attainable mechanisms resulting in myelin destruc­ tion has been attributed to T lymphocytes reactive to myelin antigens. reports at the myelin antigen-specific T phone repertoire have contributed major advances to our wisdom of autoimmunity (Chapters 1,2).

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The observation that PAF levels in plasma and in eSF peak with the appearance of gadolinium enhancement support our previous observations indicating that PAF was instrumental in BBB damage. The early events of MS are largely unknown, although there is much evidence that perivascular inflammation followed by breakdown of the BBB precedes structural damage [26-29]. This early BBB disruption in MS could be due to a variety of mechanisms, although it is reasonable to suppose that soluble mediators (autacoids, cytokines, proteases) released by inflammatory cells are directly responsible for BBB leakage and injury.

B. Hemmer et al. 22 Material and methods Library and peptide synthesis The PS-SCL composed of decapeptides was prepared as first presented using the simultaneous multiple peptide synthesis approach (SMPS), methylbenzhydrylamine polystyrene resin, and t-Boc-protected L-amino acids [5]. The solutions were lyophilized and resuspended in water at 10 mg/ml. Individual peptides were synthesized either by SMPS or F-moc technology. The purity and identity of each peptide were characterized by RP-HPLC and MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry.

We observed 9 clinical relapses before BCG and 3 after. No adverse effects were reported except for local reaction to inoculation in 2 patients. 008 by Wilcoxon signed rank test). 42% vs. 64% vs. 02, respectively). Conclusions These data support the view that the interaction between innate and adaptive immunity may harbor some of the critical steps in the pathogenesis of MS and may offer an opportunity for therapeutic interventions. 34 G. Ristori et aI. References 1. Medzhitov R, Janeway CA Jr (1997) Innate immunity: the virtues of a nonclonal system of recognition.

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