Tag: "lactic" at biology news
Xylitol reduces risk of cavities
...ia, but this did not lead to a lower production of lactic
acid in plaque. In another study it was shown tha...litol. The amount of plaque and the production of lactic
acid declined dramatically during the trial period. After four weeks, the proportion of caries-prod...
Genomic comparison of lactic acid bacteria published
...ur food supply of such benign microbial players as lactic
acid-producing bacteria. Researchers from the U.S....aracterized the genome sequences of nine different lactic
acid-producing bacteria, or LAB, and have published their findings in the October 17 edition of the ...
Hopkins researchers discover genetic switch that turns off an oxygen-poor cell's combustion engine
...ell's survival depends on it to convert glucose to lactic
acid through glycolysis even in the presence of ample oxygen. Disruption of the switch by a drug may cause cancer cells to pollute themselves with toxic oxygen molecules and undergo apoptosis or cell death. The new finding, made by Hopkins graduate ...
Lactic acid not athlete's poison, but an energy source - if you know how to use it
In the lore of marathoners and extreme athletes, lactic
acid is poison, a waste product that builds up in ...rance training teaches the body to efficiently use lactic
acid as a source of fuel on par with the carbohydrates stored in muscle tissue and the sugar in bloo...
Bacteria that cause tooth decay able to survive without important biochemical pathway
...aten, the S. mutans population explodes, excreting lactic
acid as it digests sugar. The acid makes life difficult for other helpful bacteria and demineralizes tooth enamel, causing decay. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 95 percent of adult Americans suffer from tooth decay...
Development of portable infectious disease detector
...that cells consume andexcrete--oxygen, glucose and lactic
acid--with enough sensitivity tomonitor the health of a few thousand cells confined in a small volume.(For more detail see "New device can help defend against novelbiological agents" at[http://exploration.vanderbilt.edu/news/news_microphys.htm].)Unde...