Scientists close to developing mastitis test for new virus
A team of scientists led by Professor Eric M. Koopmans of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst 바카라 게임has used genetic sequencing to identify a previously unidentified “bacterial agent” that they say causes a severe form of mastitis that was discovered in mice.
Mastitis is a bacterial infection that occurs when the small intestine, called the intestinal lumen, breaks down fats and mucins from the food that comes into the small intestine through the small intestine into less-favorable conditions for bacteria growth and growth of other bacteria and viruses that inhabit the intestine, said Koopmans, a professor of immunology.
Researchers used molecular genetics and an imaging technique called magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or magnetoencephalography, to analyze the composition of proteins, called cytokines, within a group of proteins known as cCDC 철도청 카지노ytokines that can cause bacterial mastitis. This particular cytokine, called interleukin, is thought to promote the growth of certain strains of Clostridium difficile bacteria, among other species.
In mice afflicted with the disease that causes m강남출장마사지 강남출장샵astitis, this molecule — interleukin-6 (IL-6) — could act as a catalyst for bacterial growth. Koopmans said the IL-6 molecule may help cause the type of mastitis that mice with mastitis experience.
“By examining the molecules detected in this mouse model, we have identified a novel bacterial agent that may be responsible for this particular strain of inflammatory disease,” said Koopmans.
While the research is still early, “what appears to be a simple mutation on one of the cytokine genes may be one of the key trigger mechanisms that leads to the development of mastitis in humans,” said Koopmans. “If it is linked to this mutation, then other mutations in the same gene could be used to produce other infections that, in turn, may result in mastitis.”
Researchers hope their analysis of IL-6 will provide a new opportunity to study patients as they come into contact with new and potentially deadly pathogens that may be associated with the growth of harmful bacteria that cause mastitis or other infectious diseases, such as Lyme disease. The finding could also help identify new agents used to treat these diseases.
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