Researchers discover mechanism in cells

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Researchers discover mechanism in cells

Postby MSUK » Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:37 am

Researchers discover mechanism in cells that leads to inflammatory diseases

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Cedars-Sinai researchers have unlocked the mystery of how an inflammatory molecule is produced in the body, a discovery they say could lead to advances in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, Type 2 diabetes and numerous other chronic diseases that affect tens of millions of people.

The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, is published online by the peer-reviewed journal Immunity and will appear in the March print edition.

The researchers identified for the first time the mechanism that leads to the production of the molecule interleukin-1beta. It is a major contributor to inflammation, which lies at the root of many serious health conditions, including atherosclerotic heart disease and some types of strokes....Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/3393
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