What Role Do B-Cells Play in Multiple Sclerosis?

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In this video from Rachelle Ramirez, find out more about the important role the body’s B-cells play in the development of multiple sclerosis.

MORE: A study has found that B-cells differ in adult and pediatric onset of multiple sclerosis.

The video explains that multiple sclerosis is a neurodegenerative disease where myelin sheaths are destroyed in the central nervous system, affecting the signals sent from the brain to various parts of the body. Immune cells such as B-cells, T-cells, and macrophages begin to enter the brain and central nervous system leading to demyelination.

Researchers hope that unlocking the mysteries of B-cells (and how they begin to turn and attack the body) may help them better understand how MS progresses and how it may be treated.

MORE: Read our five tips for managing advanced multiple sclerosis.

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