News of World Medicine

Australian researchers have found an "inflammation switch" in cells

Healthy cells have a mechanism that stops inflammation in time. However this mechanism fails with some diseases. Inflammation presents in diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, gout and liver pathology. Scientists of Queensland University have found out how cells regulate the start and stop of inflammation, Zee News reports.

The study of Australian scientists is focused on automatic protein complexes. They are formed at that time when the immune system detects infection, injury or other disorders in the body. After that, the information about such problem is sent to immune cells throughout the body.

Protein complexes work like scissors. By supporting the process of inflammation, they cut the surrounding proteins. In healthy people this microprocess stops after a certain time. The researchers hope to find a way to turn off inflammatory complexes independently. This may help to treat many chronic diseases.

Source: Zee News.