Whenever humans suffer from a disease, the first safety measure the body takes is the use of antibodies. Such a mechanism is used by the body as your defense system to get rid of any foreign particles found in the body. This system is efficient and does help humans stay healthy for long periods of time.
However, antibodies are not effective for all the diseases that rose in our recent times. Some viruses are too extreme for antibodies produced by the bodies to handle. This is the case where you are forced to take in antibiotics or meds to be cured.
A new study published by Dr. Nagendra Singh, immunologist in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, have showed that there is actually a way to speed up the creation of antibodies by the body.
The study suggests that the control of the production of antibodies by the body will help cure diseases faster and may even prevent potential threats. According to Dr. Nagendra, “We are trying to design small molecules that can either block or activate this pathway.”
The study suggests that a certain protein called Ufbp1 is responsible for the immune cells which in turn creates the antibodies in your body through pathway called ufmylation. “We knew that proteins were folded in the endoplasmic reticulum and that an expanded endoplasmic reticulum is the hallmark of secretory cells like plasma cells being made,” says Nagendra.