类风湿关节炎是一种自身免疫性疾病,机体攻击自身的致密机制。类风湿性关节炎影响关节,导致疼痛,敏感,炎症和静止。过去,一个科学家小组发现了一种类似成纤维细胞的钾通道类风湿关节炎患者的滑膜细胞(FLS),负责疾病的发展。研究人员迫切希望找到一种阻断这种通道的方法,以阻止细胞破坏关节。一种叫做伊比利亚毒素的特殊元素,可阻断类风湿性关节炎大鼠的FLS钾通道,减轻其严重程度。最重要的是,there were no side effects like tremors and incontinence and the joints of the animals turned free and flexible after using iberiotoxin.  Scorpion's venom component iberiotoxin may play a key role in developing a suitable drug to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis in future.

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