Presumed maternal micro-chimeric cells common in healthy and multiple sclerosis brain tissue

Takeaway

  • In post mortem brain tissue from men, female cells presumed to be maternal micro-chimeric cells (MMC) were found to be common both in samples from healthy men and men with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Why this matters ?

    These findings suggest further research is needed to understand how, why and when MMC migrate to the human brain in healthy people and people with MS.