nasal investigations

Ken Frauwirth frauwirt at mendel.Berkeley.EDU
Thu Jan 13 19:40:43 EST 1994


In article <CJLABK.265 at news.cis.umn.edu>, shiv at hiv.med.umn.edu (Shiv A. Prasad) writes:
|> 
|> Actually it's an immuno-reality.  Oral tolerance is now being studied as a
|> treatment from MS, Rheumatoid arthritis, and uveitis (and probably type I
|> diabetes as well).  The MS treatment uses myelin.  I think it's bovine
|> myelin, otherwise it would be cannibalism :-).  The results of a short term
|> study were recently published in Science, and the results were rather 
|> impressive.  BTW, the Boston group is led by Howard Weiner for anyone who
|> wants more info on oral tolerance.
|> 
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|> Shiv A. Prasad				shiv at lenti.med.umn.edu
|> Dept. of Microbiology			pras0005 at student.tc.umn.edu
|> Univ. of Minnesota

A similar study (by Trentham et al.), using oral administration of chicken
type II collagen to tolerize rheumatoid arthritis patients, was published
in the Sept. 24, 1993 issue of Science. 
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