Immune system of the intestine and interferon

Anatori Sealife Comments 0 11th June 2018

The body’s immune system exists to fight against all matter of pathogens and foreign bodies, including cancer cells. It can mostly cope on its own when dealing with microbes and viruses, but worms and tumours are too uncontrollable for it, unfortunately.
The immune system is divided into two sections: the innate and the acquired immunity, the latter also categorised as either being passive or active.
White blood cells, leukocytes & lymphocytes, and platelets are responsible for the majority of the work of the immune system. The immune system also works through different bodily fluids such as through saliva, tear, mucus of the stomach and intestines, sweat, blood, etc.
A special group of protein molecules, called interferons, are produced by any cell in the body as a protective agent against foreign proteins, genetic material and nucleic acids.

Interferon and drugs based on it.

Interferon is a natural protein that is responsible for fighting infections in the human body. It is developed in the presence of a virus attack and prevents it from spreading uncontrollably, thereby protecting healthy cells.
Interferon-based medications are commonly used in modern clinical procedures for the treatment of various infectious and viral diseases, including influenza, SARS, herpes, intestinal, urogenital infections, hepatitis, and others. Interferons administered through the intestine are absorbed, by the process of endocytosis, into the body. This mechanism is that the enterocyte membrane (an intestinal mucosa cell) surrounds the absorbed substance to form a vesicle that plunges into the cytoplasm, and then passes to the basal surface of the cell where the substance enclosed in the vesicle is ejected from the enterocyte. Penetrating into the network of venous vessels of the rectum, interferon through the system of lower and middle rectal venous plexuses enters the bloodstream of the inferior vena cava and then, bypassing the liver, gets directly into the large circle of circulation, realizing the systemic effect.
Colonic irrigation in our clinic in London will help maintain the health of the intestine, restore muscle tone and normalize the functioning of the immune system.