Sunday, 9 June 2013

Melatonin another susceptibility influence

Lin et al. Modulation by Melatonin of the Pathogenesis of Inflammatory Autoimmune Diseases. Int J Mol Sci. 2013;14:11742-11766.


Melatonin is the major secretory product of the pineal gland during the night and has multiple activities including the regulation of circadian and seasonal rhythms, and antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. It also possesses the ability to modulate immune responses by regulation of the T helper 1/2 balance and cytokine production. Autoimmune diseases, which result from the activation of immune cells by autoantigens released from normal tissues, affect around 5% of the population. Activation of autoantigen-specific immune cells leads to subsequent damage of target tissues by these activated cells. Melatonin therapy has been investigated in several animal models of autoimmune disease, where it has a beneficial effect in a number of models 




Prof Hawkeye form Team G had this idea years ago...Project M......it looks like too much talking and not enough doing has let others come up with the same idea. 

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