Protein, SCIMP, Identified as Trigger in Inflammation, Could be Target of Treatments

Protein, SCIMP, Identified as Trigger in Inflammation, Could be Target of Treatments
Researchers have identified a protein — SCIMP — as a molecular trigger for inflammation, according to a new study. The information could be useful in developing treatments for conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and rheumatoid arthritis. The study, “SCIMP Is A Transmembrane Non-TIR TLR Adaptor That Promotes Proinflammatory Cytokine Production From Macrophages,” was published in the journal Nature Communications. Inflammation is the body’s defense against infectious pathogens or faulty cells, but when it becomes exaggerated and uncontrolled, it can trigger mechanisms that lead to tissue damage, pain, and inflammatory diseases. Usin
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