Enzyme for myelin repair discovered

Scientists have discovered the enzyme needed to activate the repair of myelin in the body in a mouse-model study.

Called TET1, the enzyme starts to get lost with age, but it is essential in activating the genes involved in repairing myelin, the protective sheath around nerve cells that is damaged when someone has multiple sclerosis (MS).

The researchers said that the discovery of TET1 is a positive step forwards and supports further research to stop TE11 decline, repair the damage to myelin, and slowing down the progression of MS.

The research was published in the journal Nature Communications.