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Spirulina may be the next immune boost on the block

...nal Food, Spirulina , significantly increases the cytokine production in cultured immune system cells. To eva...wdered spirulina. After 72 hours they analysed the cytokine level changes using ELISA analysis. The immunologists concluded after an exhaustive study that s...

Human wasting disease linked to a gene

...ding to development of new drugs that can moderate cytokine production....

Low Protein Levels A Possible Indicator For A Miscarriage

...women at high risk for one. Macrophage inhibitory cytokine 1 (MIC1) plays an important part in the immune system and is found in high concentrations between a mother and her fetus during pregnancy. Researchers in Australia investigated whether the levels of MIC1 are associated with a miscarriage. The resea...

The Drug Tetrathiomolybdate Found To Be Useful For Various Diseases

...kines, and a lot of other diseases are a result of cytokine overaction. Diseases like idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and kidney diseases are all dependent on certain chemical messengers, cytokines, that overstimulate, overreact to injury, and cause too much scarring, too much fibrosis, and it occurred to us th...

Understanding Chronic Infections May Help in Developing Therapeutic Vaccines

...ld be given prior to therapeutic vaccination, or a cytokine that might boost the proliferation or survival of responding cells. While Wherry's primary interest is in chronic infection, he notes that research in this area should inform the design of better therapeutic cancer vaccines as well because many of th...

Toll-like Receptor (Tlr3) Attachment Leads To Lethal Encephalitis

... mice compared with wild type mice. Analysis blood cytokine levels showed increased levels of inflammatory cytokines in wild type, compared with Tlr3 mice early in infection. The results indicate that Tlr3 did have a role in WNV entry in to the brain. This was confirmed by comparing the permeability of BBB in...

Depression Can Worsen Heart Disease

...ease. But depression seems to make levels of this cytokine even higher, which is bad for patients. The study’s results appear in a recent issue of the American Heart Journal. The researchers had recruited 32 patients from the heart failure clinic at Ohio State. The participants answered the 21-question Bec...

Sunlight For Healthy Gums And Teeth

...dontal disease is an inflammatory process in which cytokine levels are increased," Hildebolt says. "You can actually think of the disease as an overreaction to bacteria in the mouth that causes damage to the bone and the soft tissues that support the teeth." The best way to lower this risk is to make sure th...

Obesity As A Contributor To Liver Disease

...ty livers and had increased production of IL-12, a cytokine that reduces NKT cell viability, and had increased...gnificant dietary effects on classic NKT cells and cytokine production by other liver mononuclear cells. More information on Medindia: Nonalcoholic fatty l...

Liver Adversely Affected By A Diet High In Fat

...o developed fatty livers and increased levels of a cytokine that reduces NKT cells. A high fat diet was also found to promote production of pro-inflammatory cytokines. When the liver injury was induced, more liver inflammation and damage was found in the mice on a high fat diet, than those on a normal diet. ...

Wound Healing Found To Be Slower In Couples Who Fight Often

...iod. Simultaneously, samples were drawn to measure cytokine levels in the blood. Analysis of the results rev...e. In addition, a corresponding fluctuation in the cytokine levels was also documented. The findings of the present study have valuable clinical implications....

‘Marriage Squabbles’ bad for both Emotional and Physical Wound

... immune chemical called interleukin-6 (IL-6). This cytokine is known to help in balance the healing process as increased levels help in stimulating the healing process, but if it is produced in excess it appears to delay the process. Patricia Price at the Wound Healing Research Unit at Cardiff Universit...

Nervous System Plays Role In Stem Cell Regulation

...cell mobilization is elicited by the hematopoietic cytokine granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) for critical bone marrow transplantations. Another compound known as the fucoidan can also activate stem cells. An important role is played by the nervous system for producing signals which contribute tow...

Strong Link Between Obesity, Diabetes And Periodontal Disease

...dy mass index (BMI) were found to produce elevated cytokine levels, leading to inflammation and resistance to ..., the researchers hypothesize that proinflammatory cytokine secretion could contribute to increased predisposition to diabetes. It has been established from pre...

Drug Firm Disowns Liability

...ver, warned that a possible effect of the drug was cytokine release. This includes a massive immune reaction t...nse from antibodies. It is otherwise called as a cytokine release or cytokine storm. This can be life-threatening but the form does not spell that out. It is ...

High Dose Of Vitamin D3 A Boon for Patients Suffering From Heart Failure

...measured the effect of the vitamin D supplement on cytokine levels. Cytokines are powerful pro-inflammatory su...ease serum concentrations of the anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10 and also helps to prevent an increase in serum concentrations of the pro-inflammatory cytokine...

Sepsis risk increased due to the absence of one key enzyme

...identification. The resulting beneficial effect of cytokine hyper-production runs contrary to some of the curr...esearch. The general thinking is that this initial cytokine 'storm' is harmful, and that belief has been the basis of a number of unsuccessful clinical studies....

Enhancing Infants Immune System

...week of life, their white cells' production of the cytokine IL-6, which inhibits parts of the immune response, is greater than that in adults. A third study, to be published in the Journal of Immunology, finds that newborns' cord blood also has high levels of adenosine, providing an explanation for newborns'...

Sunitinib a Promising Agent for Treatment of Renal Cell Cancer

...bset of patients (20 percent or less) benefit from cytokine (proteins from the immune system) therapy (high-do...verall median survival following progression after cytokine therapy is approximately 10 to 13 months, and no effective treatment is available for patients whose...

NICE supports application of advanced biological therapies as treatment option for acute psoriasis

...rotein that inhibits the activity of TNF. TNF is a cytokine that is released from T lymphocytes; it mediates inflammation and modulates the cellular immune response. Enbrel is also indicated for treatment of the following: Severe, active and progressive rheumatoid arthritis in adults not previously treated...

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