Navigation Links
Belly 'Membrane' May Regulate Immune System, Mouse Study Finds
Date:6/7/2012

THURSDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- A fatty membrane in the belly long believed to serve little purpose may actually play an important role in immune system regulation, according to a new study using mouse cells.

The finding might one day lead to new drugs for organ-transplant patients and people with autoimmune diseases such as lupus and Crohn's disease, said the researchers, from the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

The membrane, called omentum, lines the abdominal cavity and covers most abdominal organs; it also is a repository for fat tissue. In lab experiments with cells from mice, the researchers found that omentum cells appear to secrete a substance that can reduce the activity of the immune system.

The study was published June 6 in the journal PLoS One.

"We now have evidence that the omentum is not just fat sitting in the belly," the study's corresponding author, Makio Iwashima, an associate professor in the microbiology and immunology department, said in a university news release.

The finding could aid the development of new drugs that would suppress the immune system with fewer side effects than the current drugs used to treat organ-transplant patients and people with autoimmune diseases, in which the immune system attacks the body, the researchers said.

The researchers also found that the omentum contains a type of stem cell that travels to the site of an injury and helps regenerate tissue.

Research involving animals should be considered preliminary because the results often don't have implications for humans.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases has more about autoimmune diseases.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCES: Loyola
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Unusual protein helps regulate key cell communication pathway
2. First study to suggest that the immune system may protect against Alzheimers changes in humans
3. Reactions to HIV drug have autoimmune cause, reports AIDS journal
4. Babies susceptibility to colds linked to immune response at birth
5. Scientists study serious immune malfunction
6. Rutgers team discovers novel approach to stimulate immune cells
7. Mayo Clinic: Exhaustion renders immune cells less effective in cancer treatment
8. Regulatory immune cell diversity tempers autoimmunity in rheumatoid arthritis
9. How does the immune system fight off threats to the brain? New research yields fresh insight
10. Block its recycling system, and cancer kicks the can, according to new Penn study
11. Its Not Just What You Eat, Its When You Eat, Mouse Study Finds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Belly 'Membrane' May Regulate Immune System, Mouse Study Finds
(Date:3/28/2015)... Servpro of Paso Robles , ... report about the link between mold and asthma. Mold ... to recent medical research, may even cause asthma in ... Protection Agency, people with sensitivity to mold or mold ... trigger asthma attacks for asthma sufferers. The EPA recommends ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... Alberta (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 In her ... then, prevented her from working, Monica K. arrived at ... the mending department quiet, defensive and scared. The owners and ... & Support Services (EPSS) to offer jobs to challenged ... take patience and a willingness to begin with the end ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... 27, 2015 Bleeding is one ... percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), resulting in increased mortality, ... “risk-treatment paradox,” in which the highest-risk PCI patients ... treated less often with bleeding avoidance strategies than ... Mid America Heart Institute asked the question whether ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... York, NY (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 Ticket Down ... in Concert in 2015. After a phenomenal and highly ... show "Nashville" will be going out on tour again in 2015 ... The tour gets underway on April 29th in New York City ... AZ at the Comerica Theatre on May 10th. , Fans of ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... 27, 2015 According to a recently ... the plate and screw market in Europe is in ... plate and screw segment. Price decreases are being seen ... almost 50% of the total European trauma device market, ... total market value, year after year. , “Such ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Water Damage Restoration Specialists Servpro of Paso Robles Release Report on Mold and Asthma 2Health News:Water Damage Restoration Specialists Servpro of Paso Robles Release Report on Mold and Asthma 3Health News:Red Deer Uniforms Shop Celebrates 3rd Year Sewing Hope for the Challenged 2Health News:Red Deer Uniforms Shop Celebrates 3rd Year Sewing Hope for the Challenged 3Health News:Precision Medicine Improves Use of Bleeding Avoidance Strategies and Reduces Bleeding in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention 2Health News:Precision Medicine Improves Use of Bleeding Avoidance Strategies and Reduces Bleeding in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention 3Health News:Nashville Live in Concert Tickets in New York, Boston, Washington, DC, Chicago, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Phoenix Now On Sale at TicketDown.com 2Health News:Titanium Trauma Treatment Devices in Europe Becoming More Affordable, Decreasing Market Value: Group Purchasing Further Eroding Selling Prices 2Health News:Titanium Trauma Treatment Devices in Europe Becoming More Affordable, Decreasing Market Value: Group Purchasing Further Eroding Selling Prices 3
... -- Ernest Moore, an audiologist and cell biologist at Northwestern ... in his ears -- twenty years ago after serving in ... damaged by the crack of too many M16 rifles and ... opossum with rifles as a kid on his grandmother,s farm ...
... Saved and Healed by Registered Organ and Tissue ... of,organ and tissue donors joined organ transplant recipients ... thank lawmakers, the Department of Motor,Vehicles (DMV) and ... save,and heal lives by signing up on the ...
... M.D., editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed medical journal, AIDS,Patient ... journal,s,publisher, Mary Ann Liebert, are calling upon Senator ... AIDS virus, which his pastor, Jeremiah Wright,said was ... wipe out people of,color. "It is not enough ...
... Perot Systems,Corporation (NYSE: PER ) ... received the #1 ranking in the KLAS ... implementation services(1). Known throughout,the Healthcare industry for ... informed technology decisions by independently,monitoring vendor performance ...
... basis may lower womens risk of a particular type ... Centrals open access journal Breast Cancer Research. In this ... reduction in estrogen receptor-positive breast cancers. However, unlike in ... found to reduce the total risk of breast cancer. ...
... kinds of cardiac cells , , WEDNESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay ... mouse skin cells reprogrammed to have the same unlimited ... the University of California, Los Angeles. , This ... stem (iPS) cells, which don,t involve the use of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Zebrafish may help solve ringing in vets' ears 2Health News:Three Million Californians Say 'Yes!' to Organ and Tissue Donation 2Health News:Three Million Californians Say 'Yes!' to Organ and Tissue Donation 3Health News:OPEN LETTER: Medical Journal Calls Upon Barack Obama to Set the Record Straight on AIDS Virus 2Health News:Perot Systems Ranked #1 for Clinical Implementation Services By KLAS 2Health News:Perot Systems Ranked #1 for Clinical Implementation Services By KLAS 3Health News:Daily aspirin may reduce risk of common type of breast cancer 2Health News:Mouse Skin Cells Reprogrammed to Act Like Embryonic Stem Cells 2
(Date:3/27/2015)... 27, 2015  The quality function within the medical ... meet quality standards at every stage of the product ... leaders also have the challenge of balancing quality and ... who don,t effectively balance these priorities risk funding and ... failure and regulatory scrutiny. For the third ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... March 27, 2015 Levi & Korsinsky announces ... (NASDAQ: OHRP ) concerning possible violations of federal ... the Company in connection with its study of the ... http://zlk.9nl.com/ohr-pharmaceutical-ohrp or contact Joseph E. Levi, Esq. ... by telephone at (212) 363-7500, toll-free: (877) 363-5972. ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... WINNIPEG , March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Medicure ... Board of Directors has approved the grant of an ... management company employees and consultants of the Company pursuant ... 181,070 are set to expire on the tenth anniversary ... expire on the third anniversary of the date of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Medical Device Quality Study Finds Regulatory Environment is Boosting Quality Spending, Especially for Large Companies 2
... Terumo Heart Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of ... the worldwide expansion of its DuraHeart(TM) Left-Ventricular Assist System ... Arusoglu, MD and Michiel Morshuis, MD, cardiothoracic surgeons at ... Diabetes Center NRW, University Hospital of the Ruhr-University of ...
... select markets worldwideNATICK, Mass., May 19 Boston ... announced the launch of the platinum chromium TAXUS(R) ... worldwide. The TAXUS Element Stent features a ... stent applications and represents the Company,s third-generation drug-eluting ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Terumo Heart, Inc. Reaches Clinical Milestone as the 100th Patient Worldwide Receives the DuraHeart(TM) Left Ventricular Assist System 2Terumo Heart, Inc. Reaches Clinical Milestone as the 100th Patient Worldwide Receives the DuraHeart(TM) Left Ventricular Assist System 3Terumo Heart, Inc. Reaches Clinical Milestone as the 100th Patient Worldwide Receives the DuraHeart(TM) Left Ventricular Assist System 4Boston Scientific Launches Third-Generation Platinum Chromium Drug-Eluting Stent 2Boston Scientific Launches Third-Generation Platinum Chromium Drug-Eluting Stent 3Boston Scientific Launches Third-Generation Platinum Chromium Drug-Eluting Stent 4Boston Scientific Launches Third-Generation Platinum Chromium Drug-Eluting Stent 5
All Day Comfort for the Lower Body...
All Purpose, General Procedure Apron...
The Buckle Apron has a 2" wide belt with a rugged side-release buck. The belt and buckle are adjustable to provide a snug and comfortable fit while still offering .50mm Pb protection....
Features four-way apron closure for super adjustability to fit staff of all shapes and sizes. Top left and right shoulder closures allow adjustment of armhole size and chest area of apron for close a...
Medicine Products: