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Clinical and Developmental Immunology
Volume 2013, Article ID 570731, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/570731
Review Article

Notch Signaling and T-Helper Cells in EAE/MS

Center for Neurologic Diseases, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA

Received 19 May 2013; Accepted 25 September 2013

Academic Editor: Carlos Barcia

Copyright © 2013 Ribal Bassil et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The Notch signaling pathway preservation across species hints to the indispensable role it plays during evolution. Over the last decade the science community has extensively studied the Notch signaling pathway, with Notch emerging as a key player in embryogenesis, tissue homeostasis, angiogenesis, and immunoregulation. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an incurable yet treatable autoimmune chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system. The aim of this review is to provide a brief description of the Notch signaling pathway, and summarize the current literature implicating Notch in the pathogenesis of MS.