Inflammation in Alzheimer's disease is not properly turned off. Image: Pixabay
Mechanism discovered that turns off inflammation

Researchers from the University of Queensland have found how inflammation processes are switched off. They have found a protein that cuts other proteins during inflammation, and also cuts itself to terminate inflammation. This makes sure that inflammation is turned off after an appropriate period of time. Researchers hope they are now able to switch off inflammation manually in diseases likes Alzheimer’s or liver disease where inflammation is continuous and damages tissue.

Read the full story: University of Queensland
Scientific publication: Journal of Experimental Medicine