Pain-Sensing Neurons Help Prevent Gut Inflammation

Gut Inflammation Stomach Inflammation Treatment

Summary: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) mainly occurs due to autoimmunity. Thus, most medicines focus on modulating immune responses. However, a new study shows that those with altered or reduced gut pain sensation may be more prone to IBD. It appears that pain-sensing neurons expressing TRPV1 protein also secrete substance P. This substance P modulates gut […]

Epstein Barr Virus Significantly Increases the Risk of Autoimmune Disorders

Epstein Barr Virus - Risk of Autoimmune Disorders

Summary: Autoimmune disorders are conditions when immunity starts acting against the body’s structures. What causes autoimmunity remains poorly understood. However, studies suggest that Epstein Barr Virus infection may play a significant role in autoimmunity. It appears that in those diagnosed with chronic autoimmune diseases, EBV is activated, which ultimately causes autoimmunity. Researchers have found that […]