Ancient viral protein enrages astrocytes in multiple sclerosis

Mark P. Mattson, Dennis D. Taub

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Syncytin is a viral envelope protein encoded in the human genome. New work in this issue indicates that it is activated in multiple sclerosis astrocytes and microglia, contributing to the inflammation-induced myelin destruction that causes disease symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1021-1023
Number of pages3
JournalNature Neuroscience
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2004
Externally publishedYes

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  • Neuroscience(all)


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