Did you ever think it would bepossible for our immune system to be turned off? A new “off switch” has been identified by scientists from Trinity College Dublin. There is a certain protein, TMED7, which can “turn off” part of the immune system. With the ability to turn off the immune system we are able to boost our immune response. TMED7 is the first of the family of proteins that it’s a part of that helps regulate out immune system.
If we are able to shut down our immune response, it would help prevent our immune system from attacking our bodies. This protein could be beneficial to us when receiving vaccines. Often times when vaccines are received, our immune systems don’t develop a strong response to the vaccine which basically defeats the purpose of the vaccine.