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Protective Protein Could Hold The Key In Fight Against Tuberculosis

...siological levels of the protective protein called heme oxygenase 1 could be reduced by alcohol consumption, according to Veena Antony, one of the researchers involved in the study. The study focuses on the link between TB and alcoholism and is being funded by the National Institutes of Health. TB and HIV...

Chancroid Vaccine Holds Promise In Reducing HIV Transmission

... from binding hemoglobin and, hence, obtaining the heme it needs to survive, the authors said. In skin biopsies of the immunized animals, the researchers found no viable chancroid bacteria. An HIV vaccine has been elusive in part because the virus constantly varies its surface molecules, making it an ...

Genes Identified To Protect Heart Muscles

...erican Heart Association, found that a gene called heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) markedly protects the arteriosclerois-prone human aortic smooth muscle cells from death after exposure to high concentrations of reactive oxygen species (ROS). ROS are a natural by-product of the body's metabolism of oxygen and are...

Proposal to revamp WIC food package

... protein. They also provide a type of iron, called heme iron, that is particularly well absorbed by the body. Additionally, eggs are an excellent source of choline, an essential nutrient that has recently been shown to play an important role in infant brain and memory development. Eggs are also widely enj...

ABCB6 Is Key to Production of Heme in Hemoglobin

...namic relationship between ABCB6 and the levels of heme and porphyrin that helps to regulate the productio...serious problems in the cell by altering levels of heme or porphyrins,' Schuetz said. Armed with this new information, researchers will be better able to ...

Iron intake reduces risk of infertility

... also investigated the dissimilarities between non heme iron and heme iron. The former is obtained from animal sources while the latter from vegetables and supplements. ...

Diabetics - Beware of Red Meat !

A recent study suggests red meat and foods rich in heme iron may increase risk of heart disease in diabeti...ther investigation they found, high intake of both heme iron and red meat appeared to be related to increase the risk of heart disease. Women who had the ...

Carbon Monoxide Protects from Multiple Sclerosis

...induced. The function of HO-1 is to degrade excess heme (a component of many important cellular proteins) and one of the by-products of heme degradation is carbon monoxoide. Surprisingly, like the induction of HO-1 expression, administration...

Discovery Leads to Way to Curb Anthrax Effect

...ll of the host’s iron is functioning in enzymes or heme containing proteins, or is safely stored, with a small amount in transit bound to a protein called transferrin. Pathogenic bacteria like anthrax must tap into our normal iron flow to grow,” he said. Bacteria have several means to capture iron from ...

Red Meat Increases Breast Cancer Risk

... The researchers also say red meat is a source of heme iron, which previous research has shown fuels the growth of estrogen-induced tumors. /...

New Insights into Antimalarial Drug Resistance

...eds no refrigeration. The drug works by preventing heme crystallization, which destroys the parasite by bu...ood cells as efficiently, and if the efficiency of heme binding is pushed in the wrong direction, they cant prevent heme from crystallizing. We know the...

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