Astroglia, the most abundant cells in the human CNS, and even more prominent in multiple sclerosis patients, participate in CNS innate and adaptive immunity, and have been hypothesized to play an important role in multiple sclerosis progression. Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis elicited in mice by immunization with myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein peptide 35-55 provides a means by which to explore the genesis and disease significance of astrogliosis during a chronic immune-mediated CNS inflammatory/demyelinative disorder that, in its' pathological features, strongly resembles multiple sclerosis.
- Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis
- Multiple sclerosis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology