The body is a complex, highly dynamic system, so it is no surprise that we need to know what is going on inside of it.
This is where research into the immune system comes in.
A team of researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, has now discovered that the immune systems of both healthy and diseased people are different, with healthy people more susceptible to infection and psorias.
These differences may have an important impact on the treatment and prevention of psoriatic diseases.
“We wanted to understand if there are differences in the immune response to infection, or if it could predict disease, or whether it might predict disease,” said study co-author Dr. Richard Saper, an associate professor of psychiatry at UC Berkeley.
“It turns out that healthy people are more sensitive to infection than people with psoriatry, which is what we thought,” he said.
“People with psoriatry are more prone to developing disease, and are also more likely to develop autoimmune diseases,” he added.
Dr. Saper said there is a significant amount of research into what factors affect immune responses, and that the role of gut microbes is still being explored.
“Our findings suggest that the microbiome may be important in the regulation of inflammation and immune responses,” he explained.
“Gut microbes are an important part of our immune system.
They are also part of the immune cells that are responsible for detecting and fighting pathogens,” he continued.”
So we are learning more about how gut microbes interact with the immune responses and are potentially playing a role in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases.
We are working on ways to target the immune molecules that are known to play a role.”
Dr. D. Peter Coughlan, a professor of clinical medicine at the University at Buffalo Medical Center, said the results of the study were important.
“This study was a great advance in understanding the interaction of gut microbiota and immune cells and how this can affect disease,” he told CNN.
“The findings are very exciting and important because we are now starting to understand the interaction between gut microbiota, immune cells, and the pathophysiology of disease,” Dr. Coughlin added.
He said the findings could also be applied to a number of conditions, including asthma, autoimmune diseases and inflammatory bowel disease.
“There are many people who have chronic illnesses, and those with autoimmune diseases, and people with asthma.
We need to understand how these gut bacteria may influence those diseases,” Dr Coughlon said.
Researchers have known for years that healthy adults have a greater chance of developing psoriac disease than those with psoricidosis.
“I have worked on this problem for 30 years, and it is really important to understand what the relationship is between these two things,” Dr Saper added.
“But it’s really important because it’s very, very difficult to understand these things.”
In this study, the researchers found that healthy and psoricidal individuals were not necessarily more sensitive or more susceptible.
“These differences are probably not the cause of the difference between healthy and pathological people,” Dr Eberhardt said.
The study was published in the journal PLOS ONE.