Trapianto d'organo: il farmaco per il diabete viene dirottato sull'immunità
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HLA-G: tolerance is the new trend for grafting

A powerful immune molecule helps protect transplanted organs from rejection, by putting a silencer on two other immune molecules that converge to take a direct aggression at the organ, that’s the latest. That targeted, protective […]

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Bone marrow transplant (BMT) offers patients with leukemia and lymphoma a potentially curative treatment. Bone marrow from the donor contains healthy immune cells (T cells and B cells), whose role is to protect the body […]

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Eosino-philia for cancer: the hidden ancient weapon rises up

Eosinophils are white blood cells that secrete powerfully destructive proteins.Major basic protein 1 and 2 (MBP-1, MBP-2), eosinophil-derived neurotoxin (EDN), and eosinophil peroxidase all are cytotoxic proteins. EPO EPO catalyzes the oxidation of halides (chlorine, […]

CD69: the receptor that joins immunity and vessels
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CD69: the receptor that joins immunity and vessels

Atherosclerosis is a disease characterized by the accumulation of lipid deposits in the artery wall, but the disease is usually not detected until after it has caused a clinical event such as a myocardial infarction […]

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Asthma: the old cytokine shapeshifts into a target

About 300 million people worldwide suffer from asthma, one of the most common chronic lung diseases in developed countries. Asthma is considered to be caused by an inadequate response of the immune system to allergens: […]

Pregnancy: is thymus responsible for silencing MS meanwhile?
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Come le emozioni influenzano il cancro: il primo studio sistematico
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How emotions directly and indirectly influence cancer: the first systematic study

“The relationship between a person’s emotional state and cancer has been demonstrated in the past, but mainly in relation to negative feelings such as stress and depression and without a physiological map of the mechanism […]

Alfa-fetoproteina: molto più di un marker da dosare
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Alpha-fetoprotein: much more than a simple blood or cancer marker

Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is a well-known tumor marker and its production has been shown to correlate with the development of liver carcinoma, embryonal carcinoma, yolk sac tumors, teratocarcinoma, some testicular and ovarian tumors and hepatoblastoma. One […]

Nuovi protocolli dietetici per le malattie autoimmuni
Alimentazione & Salute

The autoimmune protocol diet: health begins on the table

The Autoimmune Protocol Diet (AIP) is a new type of diet regimen designed to help reduce inflammation in the body to alleviate the symptoms of autoimmune diseases. An autoimmune disease is a condition in which […]

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Parkinson’s disease: autoimmunity jumps out of the horizon

Parkinson’s disease is a movement disorder caused by the loss of dopamine-producing cells in a part of the brain that deals with movement. Dopamine is an important messenger molecule that helps brain cells communicate with […]