A group of scientists from the universities of Harvard, Melbourne and Monash tried to understand how the immune system will determine the alien lipids, becoming a cause of skin diseases, cancer and allergies. It took to make high-precision pictures of skin writes Radio Australia.
Each pathological cell (bacterium, a cancer cell) carries on Board a certain group of lipids. The immune system is triggered by interacting with lipids, causing an immune reaction. Scientists were able to see how this process of interaction.
The data obtained can be used in the development of new drugs from allergies. To suppress the immune response, say the scientists, you can apply lipids, inhibiting the process of recognition of certain allergens.