Tag: "pathogenic" at biology news
IBD (Crohn's, Colitis) 'joins' cancer, inflammatory diseases in associated blood vessel growth
... to malignant tissue. Relatively recently, a novel pathogenic
role of angiogenesis has been established for such...rk for investigating angiogenesis in IBD both as a pathogenic
component as well as a possible therapeutic target," he added. Methodology and results The resea...
Case for IBD combination therapy comes from research at Baylor, MIT and Hebrew University
...ties of TNF- inhibitory Lactobacillus clones in a pathogenic
bacterium-induced murine colitis model. They selec...ri/paracasei probiotic regimen and challenged with pathogenic
Helicobacter hepaticus. After 10 weeks, intestinal colonization by the L. reuteri/paracasei clones d...
PNNL lands $10.3 million NIH biodefense contract to unlock proteomes of salmonella and pox
...to knock out key genes that regulate the degree of pathogenic
activity in the microbes. This capability will allow researchers to test proteins identified at PNNL as candidates to be targeted by drugs....
$18 million bioinformatics center to become weapon against deadly diseases
...ddress the growing body of threats associated with pathogenic
microorganisms," Stevens said. "These advances will occur, however, only in the presence of effective cooperation between experimental research and the bioinformatics efforts." To ensure such cooperation, the center's outreach and training for exper...
JCI table of contents: 1 September, 2004
...q autoantibodies deposit in glomeruli but are only pathogenic
in combination with glomerular C1q-containing immu...ANYING COMMENTARY: Anti-C1q autoantibodies amplify pathogenic
complement activation in systemic lupus erythematosus AUTHOR CONTACT: V. Michael Holers Uni...
Viral proteins may prevent bacterial infections
...hese enzymes is to decolonize humans from carrying pathogenic
bacteria in certain settings, such as hospitals, nursing homes and day care centers," says Vincent Fischetti, who is presenting data today at the American Society for Microbiology's Conference on the New Phage Biology. Bacteria such as group A strep...
U-M scientists find common virus in human prostate tissue
...are excellent that your urinary tract is home to a pathogenic
organism called the human BK virus. Most of the time, the virus lurks quietly in the kidneys without causing problems. But in people with a depressed immune system especially those who have just received a kidney transplant the virus can cause se...
Full promise of genomics in disease research yet to be realized
...he genome." Since the first completed genome of a pathogenic
bacterium was announced in 1995, over 100 bacte... the library of genomes to include not only more pathogenic
microorganisms but also sequences of their hosts, nonpathogenic relatives, and a diverse array of un...
JCI table of contents, 2 August, 2004
...with and that responds to a fixed set of conserved pathogenic
markers; and the adaptive immune system, which responds to previously unknown pathogenic
markers and changes its complement of antibodies over an individual's lifetime in a manner dependent...
Good bacteria trigger proteins to protect the gut
... they produce factors that prevent colonization by pathogenic
bacteria. Our work, however, has revealed a role t...assassins, recognizing molecules on the surface of pathogenic
bacteria and triggering the innate immune system to attack. "It's always been a major paradox that o...
Significant strides in small regulatory RNA research in plants
...s. siRNAs typically target foreign and potentially pathogenic
RNAs for destruction, whereas miRNAs target endogenous messenger RNAs for regulation. miRNAs often show a high degree of evolutionary conservation across species, and there is growing evidence that they represent a major class of regulatory molecule ...
UCSD biologists discover cell's defense mechanism against class of disease-causing bacterial toxins
...utic agents to improve a person's defenses against pathogenic
bacteria that use this class of toxins," says Aroian. "You can't fight something you don't understand, but now we are starting to get a very basic understanding of how a major class of virulence factors works. In addition we have now the tools to tr...
Report outlines steps needed to lessen smallpox threat
...about the smallpox virus's machinery and why it is pathogenic
to humans. However, that same machinery promises a multitude of targets for antiviral drugs, wrote the authors."Overall, it was clear to everyone that the intricate, highly specialized process of variola replication provides a wealth of scientific op...
Asian bird flu became highly pathogenic through continued circulation and gene swapping
...port traces the origins of the outbreaks of highly pathogenic
H5N1 disease in Asian poultry that occurred in 200...nswered by the present study is whether the highly pathogenic
H5N1 influenza virus is now being spread by wild migratory birds. "Although these deadly viruses we...
Lack of immune system protein prevents lupus-like condition in mice
...interactions, which are essential to producing the pathogenic
antibodies seen in lupus, Peng suspects the finding will be generally relevant. Peng also wants to explore potential connections between SAP and other autoimmune diseases including allergies and myasthenia gravis. "Like lupus, these other autoimmune...
To understand innate immunity, silence the genome
...g pathways, and produce molecules able to thwart a pathogenic
attack. This system of innate immunity is conserved in organisms as diverse as plants, flies, and humans. Like most signaling pathways, the innate immune system is complex and the genetic and molecular interactions are generally not understood. To e...
TIGR president discusses significance of finding anthrax toxin
...teins that may help explain why these bacteria are pathogenic
and also may identify important targets for vaccines and drugs. But the genome analysis also revealed important differences within this group of organisms. The large plasmids (small DNA structures outside the cell's chromosome) are highly variable ...
JGI, VBI help unravel sudden oak death & soybean disease
...oybean and Phytophthera can be measured during the pathogenic
process. This would help identify genes from both organisms specifically involved in pathogenic
mechanisms and host defense. Phytophthora ramorum, with a genome size of some 65 million...
Molecular image of genotoxin reveals how bacteria damage human DNA
...chia coli that cause diarrhea, and a host of other pathogenic
bacteria. "More CDT-containing bacteria are discovered each year," says Stebbins, "Many of these bacteria cause very different kinds of diseases and colonize different tissues. But they all have CDT. To me, that argues that it's playing an important ...
White tea beats green tea in fighting germs
...st that WTE may have an anti-viral effect on human pathogenic
viruses. The addition of White Tea Extract to vari...ggested that WTE may have an anti-fungal effect on pathogenic
fungi. Several findings in the new study are of particular interest: The anti-viral and anti-bact...
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