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Briggs Praises Discovery on the Immune System that could have Far Reaching Benefits for Treating Allergies

News release from Miles Briggs MSP:

Briggs Praises Discovery on the Immune System that could have Far Reaching Benefits for  Treating Allergies

The University of Edinburgh have carried out research, in collaboration with other scientists from the UK, Germany, Ireland, Austria and The Netherlands, into the body’s immune system. Researchers have discovered a mechanism that regulates the response of certain cells in the immunes system. When an infecting organism enters the immune system cells called Th2 multiply and express a protein called EGFR. The Th2 cells then migrate to the site of infection, where they release defence proteins. However, scientists have discovered that the cells only release defence proteins if the Th2 cells have expressed the EGFR protein. The discovery could significantly improve how allergies or chronic inflammatory diseases, such as lung and liver fibrosis, are treated.

Miles Briggs comments:

“This is yet another example of world leading research from the University of Edinburgh that could significantly influence how allergies are treated”

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Miles Briggs