Navigation Links
Killer protein for anthrax bacteria discovered

The term biological weapons is not isolated it has been categorized in A,B and C. A biological agents being the scariest, easy to spread, kill effectively and call for special actions by the pubic health system. // E.g. anthrax. But there is hope by Vince Fischetti’s laboratory at Rockefeller University which suggests that a newly discovered protein could be used to fight anthrax infections and even decontaminate areas in which anthrax spores have been released.

In the words of Fischetti, “Anthrax is the most efficient biowarfare agent. Its spores are stable and easy to produce, and once someone inhales them, there is only a 48-hour window when antibiotics can be used. We’ve found a new protein that could both potentially expand that treatment window and be used as a large-scale decontaminant of anthrax spores. Because anthrax spores are resistant to most of the chemicals that emergency workers rely on to sterilize contaminated areas, a solution based on the protein would be a powerful tool for cleaning up after an anthrax attack.”

The new protein has several advantages. Most lysins, including PlyG, are only active in a very specific pH range of six to seven, so that they work very effectively in our bloodstream, but may not useful in many environmental conditions.

Elucidating on the goodness of the protein he says, “We have never seen bacterial resistance to a lysine. PlyPH and PlyG are probably the most specific lysins we, or anyone, has ever identified — they only kill anthrax and its very close relatives. This feature, and the wide pH range offered by PlyPH, is why we think it could be used as an environmental decontaminant.”

In the pipeline is the development of a combined suspension which could be used in buildings, on transportation equipment, on clothing, even on skin, providing a safe, easy way to fight the spread of anthrax in the event of a mass release.
br>
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Pain Killers Keep the Virus Away
2. Scientists found ancient Human Germ Killer
3. Domestic Violence: The Silent Killer of Women Worldwide
4. Intensive Search On For Nurse Killer
5. Hush…..A Deadly Killer on the Prowl in Rural Andhra Pradesh
6. Heart Related Problems-The Largest Killers In Andhra Pradesh
7. Beware Of A Silent Killer Called Haemophilia
8. Meet The Nurse With A Killer Instinct
9. Diabetes, The Silent Killer of New Zealand
10. Highly Pure Form Of heroin Proving To be lethal Killer
11. Researchers Develop Potent Cancer Killer From Vitamin E Derivative
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... A man who has struggled to quit smoking, a man who ... was determined to find solutions to his problems – and he did. Now Nabat, a ... ready to introduce his breakthrough inventions to the world and better people's lives. His own ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... New York, NY (PRWEB) , ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... handles are too much to handle, you are not alone. According to the Center ... conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... Steve Helwig & Associates Insurance ... new community enrichment program, has teamed up with Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse in ... intimate abuse. To support all those victimized by the fear of violence in their ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... Local insurance agency Dennis ... FL area, has initiated a fundraiser for a two year old little girl ... after Christmas. To support this beautiful child who is facing life’s journey without ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... executive networking and relationship-marketing firm, announced today that nominations will be accepted ... Executive® (ISE®) West Awards. , Awards include the Information Security Executive® ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/5/2016)... 2016  As people age, it is natural to ... screenings and tests that are linked with certain age ... the majority of aging individuals, hearing health is too ... 37.5 million American adults who report some trouble hearing, ... hearing health a 2016 healthy aging priority.[1] ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... 5, 2016 ... the "Global Musculoskeletal Partnering 2010-2016: Deal ... to their offering. --> ... the "Global Musculoskeletal Partnering 2010-2016: Deal ... to their offering. --> ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... York , February 5, 2016 ... Transparency Market Research report states that the global active ... 2014 and is predicted to reach US$185.9 bn by ... of 6.50% from 2014 to 2020. The title of ... Chemical/Biological, Captive/Contract Manufactured, by Geography, and by Therapeutic Area) ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: