A recent study shows that Alpaca’s immune system is extraordinarily unique because it has the potential to treat various life-threatening diseases such as Autism, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Cancer.
For quite some time, researchers have worked towards discovering several antibodies inhibitors to stop epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptors, but they lose their effectiveness after some time.
Therefore, researchers have turned their attention towards nature to solve this problem, and they have found out that Alpacas have the capacity to naturally produce antibodies, also referred to as nanobodies, because they are much smaller in size than normal antibodies. Furthermore, they are inexpensive and can be easily produced in large quantities, unlike traditional antibodies.
Also, these nanobodies are effective against EGF, which is an abnormally regulated protein in cancer cells. Antibodies produced by alpacas have inimitable features. They can be used for research and therapeutic purposes. Also, a group of researchers has been learning to understand how these antibodies help to regulate the PPP2R5D enzyme, which is related to several types of cancers, Alzheimer’s, autism, and other diseases.