Tuesday, February 19, 2019

microRNA-142 Masterswitch Turnoffs Autoimmune Diseases

Here are a few life-changing facts these brilliant scientists have recently uncovered:

"Professor Graham Lord, from The University of Manchester, led the study, which could translate into treatments for autoimmune diseases including Cancer, Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis and Crohn's Disease within a few years."

"The 10-year-study found that microRNA-142 controls Regulatory T cells, which modulate the immune system and prevent autoimmune disease. It is, they found, the most highly expressed regulator in the immune system."

"If the activity of Regulatory T cells is too low, this can cause other immune cells to attack our own body tissues. If these Regulatory T cells are too active, this leads to suppression of immune responses and can allow cancers to evade the immune system."

"So being able to control them is a major step forward in our ability to control- and harness—the therapeutic power of the immune system."

Please go here for the article:

Masterswitch discovered in body's immune system, University of Manchester, medicalxpress.com, 11 Feb 2019.

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