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Sugar chemicals can fight auto-immune disorders

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Published Dec 26, 2017, 1:41 am IST
Updated Dec 26, 2017, 1:41 am IST
Converting the sugars into anti-inflammatory antibodies helps to prepare healthy antibodies that enhance the immune response towards autoimmune diseases. (Representational Image)
 Converting the sugars into anti-inflammatory antibodies helps to prepare healthy antibodies that enhance the immune response towards autoimmune diseases. (Representational Image)

Hyderabad: Modifying sugars into antibodies has helped to halt the advance of auto-immune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, celiac disease, polymyalgia rheumatica and others according to a recent study in cell therapy by Centre for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases. Converting the sugars into anti-inflammatory antibodies helps to prepare healthy antibodies that enhance the immune response towards autoimmune diseases. Dr K. Chandrashekar, a senior rheumatologist and researcher, said, “It is too early to predict how this will work at the clinical level but it is a promising step.  of how sugars within the body can be used. There is a lot of work being done for autoimmune diseases as it is a huge burden.”

The present line of drugs which are available work towards reducing the impact or halting it but have their own limitations. A senior doctor explained, “When the immune system is attacking the body, the treatment offered is to reduce the propensity but in each case the body reacts differently. While in some the progress is slow, in certain cases it is too fast. An internal system within the body which helps to deal with the problems may help rather than uniform medicines for all.”

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