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Ginger component: Suppresses Inflammatory Response & Mediates Innate Immunity

April 12, 2012

A study by Lee et al (in British Journal of Pharmacology, Apr 11, 2012) provides evidence that a ginger component (1-dehydro-[10]-gingerdione) can surpress expression of inflammatory genes and mediate innate immune response.

The authors suggest there is pharmacological potential of the gingerdione component in inflammatory and autoimmune disorders.

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Notes:

Many genes are involved in the complex inflammation responses and many genetic variants in these genes have the potential to alter the functions and expression of these genes. Recent research work has assembled a list of key inflammation-related genes to facilitate the identification of genetic associations of diseases with inflammation.

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