Mouse Study Finds Potential Treatment for Myelin Repair for MS, Aging

Mouse Study Finds Potential Treatment for Myelin Repair for MS, Aging

A decline in the activity of the GPR17 gene is responsible for age-related brain deterioration caused by the loss of myelin, a fatty substance that surrounds nerve cells like a sheath, a mouse study discovered.

Researchers identified a small molecule that rejuvenated older cells responsible for generating new myelin, which reversed age-related myelin loss.

This compound may have therapeutic potential for restoring myelin in people with…

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