Homeostasis and Multiple Sclerosis

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Homeostasis and Multiple Sclerosis

Post by anarchycamp » Mon Dec 13, 2004 7:05 pm

Hey, i was wondering if anyone could help me out, how does homestasis come into play in the autoimmune disease, ms. What procedures playa role, and how does it come to be, in order to be chemically balanced?

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Post by biostudent84 » Mon Dec 13, 2004 7:18 pm

Homeostasis is the regulation of the body chemestry to keep the body in a stable state. When the body falls out of homeostasis for extended periods of time, disease is the result.

Multiple sclerosis is a neurodegenerative disease, and results in the breakdown of the chemical Myelin, a sheath protecting the axon of the nerve.

MS is not an autoimmune disease, as it does not involve the lymphocytes attacking the body. Currently, the triggering mechanism that causes MS is unknown.

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Post by ERS » Thu Dec 16, 2004 5:21 am

As an addendum, to what has been stated already, MS is considered to be a T-cell mediated autoimmune disease. Recent research with experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) animal models are showing promise in unraveling the mystery of the mechanism behind the mediation of MS...

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Post by biostudent84 » Thu Dec 16, 2004 6:08 am

I stand corrected. My apologies.

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Post by ERS » Thu Dec 16, 2004 6:38 am

No worries, it is a fascinating field to keep up on.

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