Liver Uses Protein To Aid When Invaded

The liver plays a very important role in our everyday life body actions. The liver is responsible for creating the main proteins the blood uses together with other minerals that helps removes toxins from the body. It is the main organ responsible for taking waste material outside of the body.

However, some toxins and waste materials are more harmful than others which can stop the liver from functioning properly due to severity or even due its focus on the bacteria. However, a recent study conducted by a team of scientists from the University of Michigan have shown that the liver produces a certain protein that acts as an alarm to inform the immune system that something is going wrong.

The main target of the liver is to take the aid of the immune system to help against the threat. Furthermore, this protein has been proven to be healthy against further future threats and increases the livers functionality.

The study and results were published in the journal of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The lead author is a PhD holder, Dr. Bishr Omary. He commented on their findings saying, “CPS1 that is cleared from blood reprograms monocytes to become anti-inflammatory and move to the liver. This cytokine-like function, which is entirely unrelated to its usual enzymatic function, provides a mechanism for the protective effect we observed. It’s very exciting since it offers a potential pathway to develop new treatments.”