Mouse Study Funded by National MS Society Suggests Laquinimod May Be Capable of Reducing MS Progression
September 23, 2016
An international team administered oral laquinimod – an experimental immune system-modulating treatment under study for progressive MS – to mice, and found that it dramatically reduced inflammation in the meninges, the tissue that encloses the brain. This inflammation has been associated with MS, especially progressive MS. The researchers were funded by the National MS Society and the National Institutes of Health, among others. A clinical trial of laquinimod is currently recruiting 375 people with primary progressive MS. These findings in mice, along with the trial results, will help to determine if laquinimod has potential to become a safe and effective treatment for people with progressive MS, for whom there are few treatment options.
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