Need To Study On a New Nontoxic Material to Relieve Cytokine Storm Caused By Viral Pandemics
Department of Pathology, College of Korean Medicine, Gachon University, Seong-nam, Republic of Korea
- *Corresponding Author:
- Wansu Park
Department of Pathology
College of Korean Medicine
Gachon University, Seong-nam
Republic of Korea
Tel: 031- 750-8821
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: June 30, 2015; Accepted Date: August 01, 2015; Published Date: August 08, 2015
Citation: Park W (2015) Need To Study On a New Nontoxic Material to Relieve Cytokine Storm Caused By Viral Pandemics. J Microb Biochem Technol 7:242-243.doi:10.4172/1948-5948.1000216
Copyright: © 2015 Park W. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The immune function is regarded to be core for protecting the host from the invasion of pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasitic protozoa. Inflammation is one of major processes concerned with the immune function. But inflammation has double-sided character. Proinflammatory mediators of the uncontrolled inflammation can induce a pathologic process involved in the acute or chronic inflammation. Thus, Regulation of inflammation is becoming important more and more. Recently, Ebola and other viral diseases have been reported to cause cytokine storms (the massive overproduction of cytokines by the body's immune system), which are responsible for many of the deaths with viral pandemics. Because some non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g., indomethacin) show the toxicity, it is desirable to study on a new non-toxic material that can modulate the excessive increase of proinflammatory mediators (including nitric oxide, cytokine, and intracellular calcium) and consequently relieve the cytokine storm caused by viral pandemics.