Saturday, February 18, 2012

Body clock has an important effect on immunity

Researchers from Yale University have recently published their findings of the effect of Circadian rhythm or body clock on the immunity of the body. Circadian rhythm is an endogenous timing system regulating different metabolic activities.

They have worked on mice model with sepsis and found that a certain protein, Toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9), showed different activity at different times of the night and day showing different affects on sepsis.

Researchers have suggested that optimized treatment strategies could be developed by considering the circadian rhythm.

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