Asked • 06/22/19

How does de-myelination occur in multiple sclerosis?

From what I understand, only the oligodendrocytes are affected in multiple sclerosis, and they are attacked by T cells which cross the blood-brain barrier. This leads me to two questions:1. How is the blood-brain barrier affected in MS that allows T lymphocytes to cross the barrier?2. Why do the T lymphocytes attack the oligodendroccytes? And when they do, what is the mechanism for de-myelination?Thank you in advance!

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Hannah L. answered • 06/24/19

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