Peptides help fight blood poisoning

Peptide molecules that are derived from the body’s own immune system can help fight against blood poisoning.

Blood poisoning or sepsis occurs when the body overreacts to an infection, which in turn suppresses the immune system. However, peptides that originate from immune sensors known as TLRs can increase activity between their co-receptor CD14, and therefore defend the body at a faster rate.

The hope for this research is to potentially develop vaccines that could boost the body’s response against other conditions such as cancer and allergic diseases.

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