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New Immune Cell Found to Be a Key to Inflammatory Diseases

Postby Dunmann » Mon Oct 03, 2005 7:47 am

New T Cell/Interleukin info.


http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/515022/?sc=rsmn
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Postby bromley » Mon Oct 03, 2005 9:10 am

Thanks Dunmann,

Thanks for this. I'm sure researchers a few weeks ago were suggesting IL16 and a number of drugs in trial are targetting other ILs. Does anyone know what interleukins do and how many there are?

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Postby Dunmann » Mon Oct 03, 2005 9:17 am

Here is a link for interleukins.

http://www.mult-sclerosis.org/interleukins.html

Lots of info.

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Re: New Immune Cell Found to Be a Key to Inflammatory Diseas

Postby NHE » Mon Oct 03, 2005 12:48 pm

Dunmann wrote:New T Cell/Interleukin info.

Thanks for the link! It was an interesting article and I look forward to reading more about this group's research.

Before this study, two such different types of effector T helper cells had been known - type I (TH1), linked to the body's response to microbial infection, and type 2 (TH2), which plays a crucial function in production of B cell antibodies and also is associated with development of allergies.

One thing that I find odd is that these researchers, like many others, seem to have gotten stuck in the Th1, Th2 dichotomy and have neglected to mention Th0 and Th3 cells. Of course, it could be just be the journalist who wrote the summary.

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