Current Opinion in Neurology June 2010 by Peter Goadsby, Wendy Ziai, Renaud Du Pasquier

By Peter Goadsby, Wendy Ziai, Renaud Du Pasquier

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Alternatively, an intrathecal injection of adeno-associated viral vector serotype 1 (AAV1) was tested [27], followed by a widespread distribution of ASA activity and a significant reduction of sulfatide content in ARSA knockout mice, suggesting a useful alternative approach. gov). Recurrent intravenous treatment with the lacking enzyme significantly reduces sulfatide storage in MLD mice in a dose-dependent manner; however, the blood–brain barrier limits the access of the recombinant product to the nervous tissues.

62 Du Pasquier RA, Koralnik IJ. Inflammatory reaction in progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy: harmful or beneficial? J Neurovirol 2003; 9 (Suppl 1):25–31. 63 Wuthrich C, Kesari S, Kim WK, et al. Characterization of lymphocytic infiltrates in progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy: co-localization of CD8(þ) T cells with JCV-infected glial cells. J Neurovirol 2006; 12:116– 128. 64 Tubridy N, Behan PO, Capildeo R, et al. The effect of antialpha4 integrin antibody on brain lesion activity in MS.

However, van Oosten et al. [85] first reported an increased immunological and MRI activity in two MS patients treated with the antiTNFa antibody cA2. 20% of anti-TNFa-treated patients. Finally, and interestingly, the failure of lenercept can be viewed differently with the current knowledge about anti-TNFa treatments; in addition to its worsening effect in MS patients, lenercept failed to be effective in patients with RA [93], which stands in sharp contrast with the high efficacy of infliximab, a more recent anti-TNFa mAb, when given to RA patients [94].

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