Vitiligo Research With Promising Results In Mice Soon To Start Clinical Trials

Vitiligo Research With Promising Results In Mice Soon To Start Clinical Trials
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Vitiligo is an autoimmune condition of the epidermis in which skin cells are destroyed by T cells, which results in the loss of melanin pigmentation and the appearance of spots of discolored skin.

About 1% of the world population is affected and, although there are treatments available at the moment, the recurrence rates, which go up to 40%, are very high. Recent research is very promising, as the findings show that medical science is one step closer to proposing a more reliable treatment.

TRMs, or resident memory T-cells, are thought to be responsible for the return of the depigmentation after the treatment is completed. Jillian Richmond and her colleagues analyzed TRMs from Vitiligo patients and observed they contained components of a receptor interleukin-15 that acts as a signaling molecule.

The same aspect was observed by researchers in mice as they were injected with an antibody treatment for 14 days. During the next two months, the pigmentation in mice was restored, showing that the new treatment has the potential to reverse Vitiligo.

This discovery could be the basis for new therapies with better, long-term results, but it is, of course, subject to further clinical trials in order to establish if this treatment would be an option for Vitiligo patients.


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    Now, it goes without saying that I do not suffer from it. However, the Vitiligo research carried out in rats that have proven to be successful must bring new hope to a lot of sufferers of it. A super post, Andy, with a lot of entertaining and informative points in it.

    When I use the word entertaining, I mean thought to provoke, not entertaining as in funny. It really enlightened me

    So, I thank you heaps for it

    Si

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