Members of the cysteine-rich secretory proteins (CRISPS), antigen 5 (Ag5) and pathogenesis-related 1 (Pr-1) (CAP) superfamily of proteins are discovered throughout the bacterial, fungal, plant and animal kingdoms. Though many CAP superfamily proteins stay poorly characterised, over the previous decade proof has amassed, which offers insights into the practical roles of those proteins in numerous processes, together with fertilization, immune defence and subversion, pathogen virulence, venom toxicology and most cancers biology.
In cirrhosis, the levels of proinflammatory cytokines are high in the liver and blood. Endotoxin decreases level of consciousness in cirrhotic rats. Phosphatidylserine exists in the cell membrane structure and is essential for the survival of neurons. Phosphatidylserine receptor is found in phagocytic cells and also activates the signaling of membrane proteins in apoptotic process. Therefore this study was aimed to explore the hypothesis that hepatic encephalopathy is prevented by phosphatidylserine treatment and if so, whether this is associated with altered level of proinflammatory cytokines in the brain.