Research brief: Prolactin treatment for MS

Prolactin, a key pregnancy hormone, could be a treatment for MS because the hormone could boost myelin production. The latest study follows findings that MS goes into remission when a woman is pregnant. Comparison of pregnant and virgin female mice showed that pregnant mice had twice the normal level of oligodendrocytes, which produce myelin (J Neurosci 2007 Online).

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