Pregnancy Compensation Hypothesis may explain why women are more prone to developing autoimmune diseases, like multiple sclerosis and lupus, than men.
Kdm6a, a gene on the X chromosome appears to be associated with the development of autoimmune diseases, such as Multiple Sclerosis. The gene is expressed more in the immune cells of females than males. When Kdm6a was deleted in mouse models of MS, the animals had improved symptoms and reduced inflammation. The findings shed light on why women are more prone to autoimmune diseases than males.
A new study reports low impact exercise, such as yoga and swimming, can help improve certain symptoms of multiple sclerosis.
Researchers report the Zika virus may also be tied to an automimmune disease that attacks myelin similar to multiple sclerosis.