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Higher levels of cholesterol in cells block viral infection

Discussion in 'Scientific Studies' started by haidut, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. haidut

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    Another example of the countless beneficial functions the "bad" cholesterol has in the human body.

    USC scientists discover process that blocks viruses

    "...We showed how this occurs,” Jung said. “When a virus tries to enter, the immune system gets stimulated by interferon, which produces almost 300 host proteins, including IFITM3. This protein then disrupts the interaction between two other proteins, which, in turn, significantly increases the level of cholesterol in cells, and thereby blocks the virus.”
     
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    Is consuming a lot of fructose a guaranteed way of increasing cholesterol levels?
     
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    Pretty much yes. Eating lots of eggs can also do it.
     
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    I must have high cholesterol then because I haven't been sick in 1.5 yrs. Also usually have good temp and pulse. And no flu in at least 5 yrs. Peating has been awesome as far as sickness goes! :D
     
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    I've been getting sick a lot recently. Time to check my cholesterol. It used to be high but it started going down when I increased t3.
     
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