Metabolic processes involved in the immune system's inflammatory processes.
A new discovery suggests that manipulating this mechanism could essentially "switch-off" inflammation. This could lead researchers to find an entirely new anti-inflammatory drug that could treat auto-immune disorders.
An inflammation flare up can result in a number of diseases, from simple allergies to gastrointestinal disorders. It is even suspected to be connected to cancer and depression. Immunosuppressive drugs can have negative impacts and stifle the immune system making a patient susceptible to other infections.
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The research team from Trinity College Dublin found that ""itaconate" a molecule derived from glucose may act as an off-switch from macrophages, one of the immune cells responsible for inflammatory responses.""It is well known that macrophages cause inflammation, but we have just found that they can be coaxed to make a biochemical called itaconate. This functions as an important brake, or off-switch, on the macrophage, cooling the heat of inflammation in a process never before described." Says Luke O'Neill joint leader in the research. "The macrophage takes the nutrient glucose, whose day job it is to provide energy, and surprisingly turns it into itaconate," says Dylan Ryan, joint first author on the new study. "This then blocks production of inflammatory factors, and also protects mice from the lethal inflammation that can occur during infection. We've found that itaconate can directly modify a whole host of proteins important for inflammation in a chemical reaction never before described, and that this reaction is important for the anti-inflammatory effects of itaconate." (Haridy, 2018)
Naturopathic medicine has colchicine formulas and natural corticosteroids to control symptom flares. Serious acute cases need hospitalization as left untreated high serum ferritin levels, low NK cells can cause organ failure and death.
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