Navigation Links
National Jewish Health researchers discover how virulent bacteria
Date:2/1/2010

h highlights the crosstalk that exists between the antibacterial and anti-viral arms of the immune response. Dr. Lenz's findings demonstrate that IFN-αβ, well known to stimulate antiviral defenses, dampens anti-bacterial activity as well.

He speculates that this may be a way for the immune system to more efficiently defend against viral pathogens, while avoiding collateral damage caused by an overactive immune cells. In fact, interferon-β, a medication widely used for multiple sclerosis, may do just that. Dr. Lenz speculates that this medication may act in part by down-regulating expression of IFN- γ receptors on myeloid cells, thus reducing the stimulation of autoimmune T cells.

The next step will be to define more precisely how IFN-αβ mediates down-regulation of the IFN-γ receptors, and to determine whether prevention of these effects improves resistance to infection by Listeria and other bacterial pathogens.


'/>"/>

Contact: Adam Dormuth
dormutha@njhealth.org
303-398-1082
National Jewish Medical and Research Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Wolves find happy hunting grounds in Yellowstone National Park
2. BIO-key(R) International to Showcase Deployed Biometric Security Applications at 2007 Biometric Technology Expo
3. ESMO International Symposium on Immunology
4. Story tips from the US Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, September 2007
5. Office of the Director of National Intelligence, CIO to Speak at Government Security Conference
6. Director of National Intelligence to Speak at Conference
7. Singapore National Science and Technology Awards
8. Conservation International and Toyota partner to protect Philippines rain forests
9. International team shows mercury concentrations in fish respond quickly to increased deposition
10. International team shows mercury concentrations in fish respond quickly to increased deposition
11. Office of the Director of National Intelligence, CIO to Speak at Government Security Conference
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/22/2014)... from NeuroPhage Pharmaceuticals, Inc. have engineered a series ... neurodegenerative diseases that are characterized by misfolded proteins, ... molecules are based on what the Company calls ... recognizes a characteristic common to many toxic, misfolded ... This approach provides NeuroPhage with an array of ...
(Date:4/21/2014)... at The University of Texas at Dallas have ... carbon structures used in the manufacture of many ... Paul Pantano, associate professor of chemistry, and Dr. ... recently received a $459,000, three-year grant from the ... the National Institutes of Health, to track how ...
(Date:4/21/2014)... colleagues from Pittsburgh University, find how lipid mediators ... Nature Chemistry. Lipid mediators are molecules playing an ... to some of them has earned a Nobel ... "cellular power plants", the organelles where oxidation of ... (ATP), a molecule universally used for storage and ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NeuroPhage discovers GAIM-changing molecules to combat Alzheimer's and related diseases 2NeuroPhage discovers GAIM-changing molecules to combat Alzheimer's and related diseases 3Grant to fund research on possible cell contaminants 2Grant to fund research on possible cell contaminants 3The anti-inflammatory factory 2The anti-inflammatory factory 3
... Western Europe,s largest lakes, Lake Geneva, in large enough quantities ... that these small bits of plastic can be harmful to ... waterborne organisms, the full extent of their consequences in lakes ... is being extending under a mandate by the Swiss Federal ...
... paper published in the Journal of Animal Science ... when including distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS). Some ... the fat-softening effects of DDGS. Firmer fat means longer-lasting ... found that including saturated fats in DDGS diets makes ...
... to threaten common ash trees across Europe, new research in ... impact of forest diseases to discover if diseases played a ... large-scale pathogen outbreaks were much more infrequent in the past, ... locations, such as the international seed trade, is a major ...
Cached Biology News:Microplastic pollution prevalent in lakes too 2Microplastic pollution prevalent in lakes too 3Saturated fats do not yield better bacon 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... January 15, 2014 AudioNotch is the ... therapy for the treatment of tinnitus. Patients listen to ... and over a period of weeks to months, their tinnitus ... in two forms: Notched Music and Notched White Noise. Now, ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 ... session for Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 2pm EST ... Actionable Knowledge.” The topic focuses on how technology can ... mission critical decisions for government agencies. The online webinar ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 14, 2014 As pet owners drew up their lists of ... wrote: "Take better care of my furry companion." Nowadays there are ... top-brand carrying cases to take the little canine or feline darlings ... compelled to buy some pricey toys at the pet store. But ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... SAN DIEGO and BETHESDA, Md. ... they are joining together with two institutes from the ... more reliable tools for bringing safer, more effective treatments ... with the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Webcast - Natural Language Processing: Converting Raw Data into Actionable Knowledge – Hosted by Carahsoft and CDS Federal Services 2New Year's Resolution: Give Pets the Gift of Top-Notch Health Care 2Organovo Announces Collaboration with National Institutes of Health 2Organovo Announces Collaboration with National Institutes of Health 3
... Wis. - At least six Wisconsin biotech companies ... an event that may be another signal of the ... , ,The Wisconsin companies will travel to Minneapolis for ... by the Biotechnology Industry Organization . Companies will ...
... Madison, Wis. - The Center for Technology Transfer ... Spinworks LLC, a company that has developed a series ... to reduce usage of natural gas in their furnaces. , ... and will help Spinworks expand its business and product offerings, ...
... Active Air Networks Wisconsin said Monday it ... to consumers and business users throughout Wisconsin communities. ... multiple villages and towns throughout Washington County. Its citywide ... 802.11 a/b/g Wi-Fi standards. The service is mobile, yet ...
Cached Biology Technology:Six Wisconsin firms to present at BIO Mid-America VentureForum 2Six Wisconsin firms to present at BIO Mid-America VentureForum 3Tech center supports energy-saving device for heat-treating plants 2
Mycoplasma tested...
Human PDGF, CF...
... Lacks the mycobacteria found ... side-effects. For this reason, Incomplete, ... Freund's Adjuvants may be used to produce water-in-oil ... emulsions stimulate high and long-lasting antibody responses which ...
Alexa Fluor 350/488/594 Filter Set (Semrock Brightline) *mounted* *Zeiss Axio AF...
Biology Products: