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JC Virus Carries a Mutation in MS Patients That Amplifies Brain Disease Known as PML

Read about how a mutation in the JC virus that causes PML, reduces T-cell responses to the virus, allowing it to evade the immune system in MS patients.

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JC Virus Vaccination Might Have Important Implications For Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Researchers May Have Found Answer To Defeat JC Virus And Eliminate PML!

The JC Virus and Risks for MS Patients

Understanding the JC Virus and the Risks for MS Patients Learn how an extremely common and normally harmless virus may put certain multiple sclerosis patients at risk for some dangerous complications and what you should discus with your doctor before starting treatment.

#ThinkSpeak & #CharcotProject: what I love about science is that you are always learning Teriflunomide the dark horse of MS is getting more attention. #ThinkSpeak #CharcotProject #MSBlog I am always learning. Two things happened to me last year that have me take two steps back and say: 'Wow I didn't know that how interesting could it explain these observations could the drug be working this way or that way can we test this and that hypothesis how soon can we start ....' At ECTRIMS I met a…

JC Virus Carries a Mutation in MS Patients That Amplifies Brain Disease Known as PML

Read about how a mutation in the JC virus that causes PML, reduces T-cell responses to the virus, allowing it to evade the immune system in MS patients.

Possible JC Virus Vaccination Offers Important Implications for MS Treatment

Read about the possibility of a vaccine against the JC virus and its implications for MS treatment.

This MRI image of a person with natalizumab-associated PML shows a large lesion in the right hemisphere of the brain. PML kills myelinmaking oligodendrocytes and other brain cells, destroying white matter. The JC virus can also infect and damage gray matter, causing other destructive acute diseases. Image courtesy of Dr. A. Valavanis, Dept. of Neuroradiology, University Hospital Zurich.

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