Chronic Inflammation & Autoimmune Risk – IL17

Inflammation can be blamed for everything from heart disease to mood disorders to obesity. Yet, how does this somewhat nebulous idea of too much inflammation tie into our genes?  It seems that some people have a more sensitive immune system and are more prone to inflammatory reactions.
Inflammation and IL-17:
Interleukin-17 (IL-17A gene) is a pro-inflammatory cytokine produced by T-helper cells. It is part of our immune system - necessary in times of injury or pathogenic infection but problema...


 

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