Immunology Immune suppressors: how do they work?
Hello, everyone! Could you tell me how immune suppressors work? Do you know any drugs?
Immunosuppressors have a specific mechanism of work: "Azathioprine" and "Methotrexate" prevent cell division, suspend the formation of protein elements. The result is slow and from the moment of use it will be noticeable only after half a year. These drugs have anticancer effects. Also, if you take it in small quantities, an anti-inflammatory result will be achieved. The first preparation contains less toxic substances. Cyclosporin. A selective and reversible effect on the cellular immune response is achieved. The duration of the functioning of allogeneic transplants of various organs increases. Glucocorticoids. They have a strong immunosuppressive effect. They stop the work of macrophages, lymphocytes, preventing them from entering the blood. If taken in large quantities, then the work of the immunoglobulin will be suspended. They have a pronounced and fast anti-inflammatory effect. Gold preparations, collecting in infected joint tissues, reduce the phagocytic work of macrophages, reduce the content of immunoglobulin in plasma, which leads to a decrease in its destructive effect on the joints. The result will be noticeable after 6 months. Daclizumab. This is a very strong drug, which achieves a more powerful cytostatic effect.
@argentum could it be that immunosuppressors can increase a cancer formation's speed?
@argentum Btw is it possible that immune suppressors deteriorate our own immune system?