Navigation Links
Rutgers team discovers novel approach to stimulate immune cells
Date:5/11/2012

when we combine the Mu receptor blocker (antagonist) with the Delta receptor stimulator (agonist), the immune cells accrue increased foreign cell-killing ability," explains Sarkar. "This makes the body highly effective in fighting against bacterial infection and tumor growth."

Sarkar believes that combining this opioid antagonist and agonist may have potential therapeutic value in humans for the treatment of immune incompetence, cancer, pain and ethanol-dependent diseases.

Previous research by the Sarkar group showed that replenishing endorphins by cell therapy did prevent many of the stress and immune problems in fetal alcohol-exposed test subjects. However, cell therapy is highly complex, involving the cumbersome process of producing endorphin cells from neural stem cells of patients and can sometimes result in rejection and other issues.

The beginning of the team's interest into how stress causes diseases started with the observation that mothers who suffer from alcohol abuse or with other developmental problems often give birth to children who exhibited hype-stress responses, linked to childhood disease, child abnormality, immune diseases and cancer.

As part of their investigation, the Sarkar research team learned that the endogenous opioid system in the brain is abnormal in kids and adults who demonstrate hyper-stress responses.

"With the link between hyper-stress responses and manifested immune issues, the goal has been to replenish the opioid deficit in the brain and lead to an effective therapy for immune and other diseases," explained Sarkar.

The team also found that when people consume alcohol, the effectiveness of the body's ability to defend against viral and bacterial invasion, and fight against cancer decreases.

"The overall goal of our research program is to increase our understanding of and develop new therapy for the treatment of cancer, immune and other alcoholism-induced diseases," sa
'/>"/>

Contact: Paula Walcott-Quintin
quintin@aesop.rutgers.edu
848-932-4204
Rutgers University
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Snowmen Notwithstanding, It's Time To Register For Rutgers' Summer Session
2. Rutgers University Offers Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting Workshop at Mount Laurel, New Jersey Location Aimed at Non-Financial Managers
3. Rutgers historian puts 50th anniversary of the pill into cultural medicine cabinet
4. Rutgers Stem Cell Research Center derives new cell lines and trains stem cell scientists
5. Dr. Carl Djerassi, inventor of The Pill, to receive honorary doctorate from Rutgers University
6. Rutgers and the Prostate Net host prostate cancer symposium, May 15
7. Reality TV, cosmetic surgey linked, says Rutgers-Camden researcher
8. Rutgers researchers discover how HIV resists AZT
9. Political wins celebrated with porn, says Rutgers-Camden Researcher
10. Rutgers study: Third of N.J. immigrant children, many adult newcomers lack health insurance
11. Rutgers Study: When it comes to use of dental services, not all NJ youngsters are equal
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Rutgers team discovers novel approach to stimulate immune cells
(Date:9/17/2014)... 17, 2014 U.S. News and ... the country, and three mesothelioma treatment centers made ... the mesothelioma law firm Baron and Budd ... University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and ... publication. ( http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/rankings/cancer ) , U.S. News and ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... DMG Productions announces the upcoming ... to broadcast on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at ... this episode, Innovations will go behind the scenes ... provide each client the opportunity to achieve the ... the principles of Care, Compassion, and Commitment. , ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Experienced dress ... making a new selection of trendy black bridesmaid dresses. ... for all its beautiful bridesmaid outfits. Readers can ... , Discount-Dress.com is a famous brand ... of new additions as well as revamped old editions, ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, Therapy ... the country. , “The past two weeks have ... grown to over 400 evaluators in 46 states, and ... the Midwest and South Dakota and Vermont. And from ... our volunteers can visit.” , TPU provides one-of-a-kind treatment ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... Request A Test , a leading national provider of ... drug testing through the end of September 2014. ... by employers for workplace or new hire screenings. Employers ... promo code DRUG10 when placing an order. Statistics have ... especially for marijuana or THC. Request A Test offers ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Three Mesothelioma Treatment Centers Make U.S. News and World Report’s List of Top Cancer Care Facilities, Baron and Budd Reports 2Health News:Three Mesothelioma Treatment Centers Make U.S. News and World Report’s List of Top Cancer Care Facilities, Baron and Budd Reports 3Health News:Innovations to Explore Substance Abuse and Mental Health in Upcoming Episode Airing Wednesday, September 24, 2014 via Discovery Channel. 2Health News:Discount-Dress.com’s Top Designers Are Now Busy Making Its New Black Bridesmaid Dresses 2Health News:Therapy Pets Unlimited is Expanding 2Health News:Therapy Pets Unlimited is Expanding 3Health News:Request A Test Can Save You 10% on Drug Testing 2Health News:Request A Test Can Save You 10% on Drug Testing 3
... Heart patients and cardiologists across the country are ... access be preserved as discussions about healthcare ... for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) - scheduled to ... the accessibility of life-saving cardiology testing and services currently ...
... Health System study has found that high-risk surgery ... were seen by general internists trained in managing ... underwent high-risk orthopaedic surgeries experienced shorter stays when ... surgeons. And, the study found, patients reported they ...
... true for current H1N1 strain remains a mystery, , THURSDAY, ... 1918 Spanish flu pandemic while still in their mother,s womb ... 60 years later, a new study has found. , The ... people worldwide, including 500,000 in the United States. That flu, ...
... Effort Illustrates Broad Public Support for Addressing Crisis ... Oct. 1 Citizens of Delaware ... and wellness with the launch today of "Say ,Yes, to ... video campaign of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) ...
... Pink Sheets Filings Reply To Shareholders ... General Corporate Update, , SHENZHEN, China, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ ... based operating subsidiary Mellow Hope and Serbia operating Subsidiary ... attention to today,s Pink Sheets filing. The filing found ...
... Whether they can have children is one of the ... cancer because fertility can be compromised by cancer treatment. ... studies led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research ... will adversely impact their newborns. The studies, presented as ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Proposed Medicare Changes Will Increase Costs to Government, Decrease Options for Patients 2Health News:Proposed Medicare Changes Will Increase Costs to Government, Decrease Options for Patients 3Health News:How to reduce hospital stays and increase patient satisfaction 2Health News:Pre-Birth Exposure to 1918 Flu Raised Heart Risks, Study Finds 2Health News:Pre-Birth Exposure to 1918 Flu Raised Heart Risks, Study Finds 3Health News:Delaware Residents Participate in Launch of National Video Campaign: 'Say 'Yes' to Health Reform' 2Health News:Delaware Residents Participate in Launch of National Video Campaign: 'Say 'Yes' to Health Reform' 3Health News:Hard to Treat Diseases (HTDS) Management Discussion 2Health News:Hard to Treat Diseases (HTDS) Management Discussion 3Health News:Studies find few risks to newborn offspring of parents who are childhood cancer survivors 2
(Date:9/16/2014)... 2014 A study led by St. ... chemotherapy dose threshold below which male childhood cancer survivors ... appears in September 17 edition of the journal ... are at highest risk for reduced sperm production as ... of pre-treatment fertility preservation methods such as sperm banking. ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... CHICAGO , Sept. 16, 2014 The ... submitted survey data from more than 1,100 patients and ... Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Patient-Focused Drug ... This is a new FDA initiative to seek patient ... expectations for therapeutic treatments. "We applaud the ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... 2014 Astellas announced today it has ... & Advocacy, Urology in the Americas. Noland will report ... Margaret Long. In this role, Noland will be responsible ... and advocacy organizations, as well as collaborating with ... Noland,s appointment is the latest phase in the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Improved risk identification will aid fertility preservation in young male cancer patients 2Improved risk identification will aid fertility preservation in young male cancer patients 3Improved risk identification will aid fertility preservation in young male cancer patients 4PFF Submits Survey Data From More Than 1,100 Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients And Families To U.S. Food And Drug Administration For Upcoming Drug Development Meeting 2PFF Submits Survey Data From More Than 1,100 Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients And Families To U.S. Food And Drug Administration For Upcoming Drug Development Meeting 3PFF Submits Survey Data From More Than 1,100 Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients And Families To U.S. Food And Drug Administration For Upcoming Drug Development Meeting 4Christy Noland to Lead Urology Advocacy and Communications for Astellas 2
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
Medicine Products: