Estriol-mediated neuroprotection in multiple sclerosis localized by voxel-based morphometry.

MacKenzie-Graham A , Brook J , Kurth F , Itoh Y , Meyer C , Montag MJ , Wang HJ , Elashoff R , Voskuhl RR
Progressive gray matter (GM) atrophy is a hallmark of multiple sclerosis (MS). Cognitive impairment has been observed in 40%-70% of MS patients and has been linked to GM atrophy. In a phase 2 trial of estriol treatment in women with relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS), higher estriol levels correlated with greater improvement on the paced auditory serial addition test (PASAT) and imaging revealed sparing of localized GM in estriol-treated compared to placebo-treated patients. To better understand the significance of this GM sparing, the current study explored the relationships between the GM sparing and traditional MRI measures and clinical outcomes.

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