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GUT BACTERIA TALK TO HUMAN CELLS

on Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:46 am
It has been found that gut bacteria, that used to live in mutualism with humans, also speak same chemical language based on molecules called ligands. This is called ‘mimicry’. Based on this discovery, they developed a method to genetically engineer the bacteria to produce molecules that can be helpful in treating certain disorders by altering the metabolic pathways. This method will involve a lock-and-key relationship of binding of ligands to the receptors on the human cell membranes. This binding will leads to specific biological effects. In this case, the ligands are derived from our genetically engineered bacteria that are mimicking human ligands. These binds to G-proteins coupled receptors that in many cases are implicated in metabolic diseases.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170830141248.htm
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Re: GUT BACTERIA TALK TO HUMAN CELLS

on Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:51 pm
The gut bacteria being useful in treating numerous disorders is great!
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