Navigation Links
Toxoplasma Linked to a Protein

London: Scientists in Britain are trying to investigate the reason why the common parasite Toxoplasma,// does not cause harm to most people, but could make many others seriously ill.

Toxoplasma is a genus of parasitic protozoa which is carried by cats, but can also be passed on by many other warm-blooded animals, even humans. Toxoplasma causes the disease called toxoplasmosis, which in normal circumstances is not harmful, but can spark off life-threatening effects on an unborn human fetus, and can be the cause of many side effects.

The study published in Nature indicates that Toxoplasma is very dangerous for those who suffer weakened immune systems, for example those with HIV. In such cases, Toxoplasma can cause brain damage or even death.

The recent study demonstrates how the parasite actually injects a single protein into a cell that it intends to attack, and how this protein heads for the nucleus of the cell and hampers the ability of the cell to elicit an immune defense.

According to Susan Coller, one of the researchers leading the project, "The nucleus is the heart of the cell, the ultimate prize. If you want to affect the cell in a dramatic way, go straight there."

Additionally, the scientists also discovered that there were subtle discrepancies in this crucial protein between different types of Toxoplasma. It is thought that each diverse strain could contaminate different types of host cell with the least damage.

According to Professor John Barrett, a senior lecturer in parasitology at the University of Aberystwyth, "The effect on the fetus can be very serious and there is a reliable test for Toxoplasma, so in these higher risk groups, it may be worthwhile."


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Findings on Dangerous Parasite, Toxoplasma Gondii Published
2. Low Cholesterol Linked to Severe Depression and Violent Behavior in Men
3. Cough Syrup Ingredient Linked to Stroke
4. Irregular Periods Linked to Diabetes
5. Hormones Linked To Migraines
6. Triglycerides Linked To Stroke Risk
7. Smoking Linked To Low Infant Birth Weight
8. Nausea Linked To Anxiety And Depression
9. Painkiller Linked to Deaths
10. High Levels of Protein Linked to Brain Shrinkage
11. Snoring Linked To Headaches
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Toxoplasma Linked Protein

(Date:12/24/2014)... 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The holidays can be a ... off by certain foods and drinks. "This is the ... trigger attacks of migraine," Dr. David Dodick, chair of the ... foundation. "It,s important to think through food and beverage ... attack," added Dodick, a professor of neurology at the Mayo ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... say they have used human embryonic stem cells to ... While this had already been done using rodent stem ... of cells -- called primordial germ cells -- have ... the team at the University of Cambridge in England. ... of the earliest events during early mammalian development," study ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Gluten, a protein found predominately in wheat ... intolerance to gluten, causing side effects that can range ... pain and fatigue. For this reason, Diet Doc created ... safe and fast weight loss while teaching patients how ... reaction. These gluten free diet plans combine the healthiest ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) December 24, 2014 ... COC Industry is a professional and in-depth research ... the report introduces COC basic information, including its ... policy analysis, news analysis, etc. This report also ... structure etc. Production is separated by regions, technology ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... For nearly 20 years, June Cotner has been ... all of life's rites of passage. Here, she joins ... in Toasts: The Perfect Words to Celebrate Every ... by category and containing many original toasts written just ... timely tome contains sayings famous and profound, suitable and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Expert Offers Tips for Preventing Holiday Migraines 2Health News:Diet Doc Adds Gluten Free Diet Plans to Their Stable of Specialized Weight Loss Programs 2Health News:Diet Doc Adds Gluten Free Diet Plans to Their Stable of Specialized Weight Loss Programs 3Health News:COC/ Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Market: Global 2015-2020 Forecasts & Research Report Now at DeepResearchReports.com 2Health News:COC/ Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Market: Global 2015-2020 Forecasts & Research Report Now at DeepResearchReports.com 3
... A new study shows that smokers who think that they might ... a “ light “ or “ mild “ cigarette // might ... reduction in nicotine is minimal, and in the end, the light ... Previous studies have shown that low-yield cigarettes can be just as ...
... a person’s risk of developing dementia later in life, a ... recent study conducted, researchers followed nearly 1,500 participants for more ... middle age were twice as likely to develop dementia later ... blood pressure in middle age were six-times more likely to ...
... can avoid the risk of stroke by eating broiled or baked ... to four// times a week had 28% less risk ... who ate fish less than once a month. And people who ... their risk was lowered by 31%. However the fish cooked had ...
... time, a drug seems to slightly delay the progress ... studies have shown that without treatment, about 10 percent ... will progress to Alzheimer’s disease each year. However, not ... ,Researchers compared vitamin E, the Alzheimer’s treatment drug ...
... patients fare better after having a procedure to open clogged ... from a recent study. The study, conducted in Taiwan, looked ... of about 870 men and about 160 women who underwent ... While both sexes had about the same success rate for ...
... lining the uterus grow outside of the uterus and ... The condition can cause bleeding, pain and discomfort. Women ... to suffer from the painful condition known as endometriosis, ... diagnosed with endometriosis, comparing their results to 504 other ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:12/22/2014)... Dec. 22, 2014  ConvaTec, a privately-held medical products ... been appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer of the company, ... Ken Berger .  "The Board of Directors of ... ConvaTec over the past three years," said Magnus ... "We are confident that the company is well positioned ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... STOCKHOLM , Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the Committee for ... Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a positive opinion for ... treatment of adult men with Peyronie,s disease with a ... degrees at the start of therapy. The ...
(Date:12/22/2014)...  Mark Farrah Associates (MFA), www.markfarrah.com , ... the 2015 marketplace exchange projections and insights about ... According to a recent ASPE (Office of the ... Health and Human Services) report, an estimated 6.7 ... through the Marketplace as of October 2014 and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ConvaTec Names Paul Moraviec Interim CEO Effective December 22, 2014 2Sobi's Xiapex receives positive opinion by CHMP for the treatment of Peyronie's disease 2Sobi's Xiapex receives positive opinion by CHMP for the treatment of Peyronie's disease 3Sobi's Xiapex receives positive opinion by CHMP for the treatment of Peyronie's disease 4Sobi's Xiapex receives positive opinion by CHMP for the treatment of Peyronie's disease 5Sobi's Xiapex receives positive opinion by CHMP for the treatment of Peyronie's disease 6Insights into the Marketplace and Individual Market Growth 2
... 30 CEL-SCI Corporation,(Amex: CVM ) announced that ... Rodman & Renshaw 9th Annual Healthcare Conference being,held at ... The presentation,will be focused on its Phase III cancer ... to become a new first line standard of,care treatment ...
... Oct. 29 As a follow up to ... eliminating,Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), the Association for,Professionals ... days next,month in Atlanta to discuss new developments ... "MRSA: The Call to Action 1 Year ...
Cached Medicine Technology:CEL-SCI to Present at Rodman & Renshaw 9th Annual Healthcare Conference 2APIC Conference to Discuss MRSA Elimination 2
Pneumatic oscillating saw, 35k cpm, available with various hose connector styles....
... hand throttle. Accepts all 1000 and 2000 ... hose 9000-000, or existing hose with Microaire ... or existing hose with Linvatec/Hall connector (1000-200). ... hose with 3M connector (1000-300). , 10ft ...
Pneumatic extended oscillating saw, 35k cpm, available with various hose connector styles....
Pneumatic pencil-grip wire driver, 3000 rpm, available with various hose connector styles....
Medicine Products: