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Neuhaus, O; Wiendl, H; Kieseier, BC; Archelos, JJ; Hartung, HP.
Cholesterol-reducing medications-a new therapeutic option for multiple sclerosis? Statins as immunomodulators
NERVENARZT. 2003; 74(8): 704-707.
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Autor/innen der Med Uni Graz:
Archelos-Garcia Juan-Jose

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Statins are inhibitors of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase, which is crucial for cholesterol biosynthesis, and are widely used as lipid-lowering agents. These drugs greatly reduce atherosclerosis and cardiovascular morbidity, which in the past was mainly attributed to their cholesterol-lowering properties. However, recent evidence suggests that statins are also potent immunomodulators. They exerted beneficial effects on animal models of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis and thus have therapeutic potential for multiple sclerosis. Their exact mechanism of action is still unclear. HMG-CoA-dependent effects and a direct effect on immune receptors are conceivable and are reviewed here.
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Adjuvants, Immunologic - metabolism
Anticholesteremic Agents - immunology
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Humans - immunology
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors - immunology
Lovastatin - immunology
Multiple Sclerosis - drug therapy

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