Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: A post I copied to show you....about research into restoring optic neuritis damage

  1. #1
    Distinguished Community Member Lazarus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    western MA
    Blog Entries

    Default A post I copied to show you....about research into restoring optic neuritis damage

    These posts are copied from another MS board.:

    Louise January 9, 2015 at 4:01 pm #
    Hey Richard
    Off topic, but I just saw a news release that Biogen is in phase 2 on a drug that may reverse nerve damage in optic neuritis. I know “phase 2″ and “might” but I just wanted to make sure you are aware should it be of any use to you. I kind of feel like you’re my friend now.;-)


    Grant January 11, 2015 at 6:08 am #
    The drug is an Anti-LINGO monoclonal antibody (Tysabri is another well known mAb). It targets the LINGO-1 protein, which is present in certain key areas of the central nervous system and supposedly gets in the way of remyelination and regeneration of axons. The drug selectively targets the protein to interrupt its expression. Unfortunately trial results have been mixed. It’s inconclusive as yet whether the drug is effective. Like with other monoclonal antibody drugs there is also the possibility of developing PML. More should be known by the second half of 2015.

    Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says:"Oh Crap, She's up!"

  2. The following 5 users say "thanks"

  3. #2
    Distinguished Community Member agate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Blog Entries
    MS, diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2001-2004. Copaxone 2006-2009.

    "Always put off until tomorrow whatever you think you should do today." --Anonymous

  4. The following 3 users say "thanks"

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-23-2018, 01:11 PM
  2. Restoring a sticky from the archived board?
    By agate in forum BrainTalk's feedback forum
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 12-09-2014, 09:23 PM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-12-2014, 02:20 PM
  4. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-19-2014, 05:07 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

BTC Inc's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy

The material on this site is for information & support purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice provided by a licensed health care provider. Always consult your doctor before trying anything that you find online.