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Access to the article is free, however registration and sign-in are required. Leprosy has been the scourge of humanity for thousands of years, yet we still know very little about the pathogenesis of this tragic disease. In his Perspective, Brophy explains exciting new findings (Rambukkana et al.) that reveal how the bacterium causing this disease, M. leprae, instigates demyelination of peripheral nerves without the help of the immune system, and subverts the attempts of myelinating Schwann cells to repair the damage.

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      myelin sheaths,dystroglycan complexes,NSDL,NSDL_SetSpec_BEN,Leprosy (Hansen's disease),oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110722031006522T,Intracellular bacilli,axonal degeneration,Mycobacterium leprae,PGL-1

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