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Immune checkpoints prevent immune cells from prolonged or unnecessary immune responses

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Learner1, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. Learner1

    Learner1 Professional Patient

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    Wonder if immune checkpoints apply to us? Wish some of this highly active research could leak our way...

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/medica...com/news/2017-11-cancer-immune-systemwho.html

     
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  2. jpcv

    jpcv Senior Member

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    Imunne check point inhibitors are THE big thing in câncer treatment in the moment.
    The downside of these drugs are price and auto imunne reactions, some of them can be life threatining.
    Maybe in the Future some research could Go in the opposite direction: the development of check point agonists that could be imunosupressive.
     
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  3. halcyon

    halcyon Senior Member

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    Yes I think it applies to us. There is already ME research showing that we have these checkpoints activated. This is expected, given the other evidence of chronic T cell activation.

    I'd love to see a trial of checkpoint inhibitors in ME, but as @jpcv notes they can be very dangerous.
     
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