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Researchers Make Critical Discovery On How Body Cells Fight Salmonella Bacteria

May 12, 2017 05:05 AM EDT

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This is the reason why doctors around the world continue to embark a journey of discovering a counter against the harmful microorganism. Recently, researchers made a critical discovery on how body cells fight salmonella bacteria, a feat that can help people in battling this kind of threat to human health.

According to Phys.Org, a team of scientists from the Goethe University Frankfurt has succeeded on how our body cells respond to such dangerous threat to people. Researchers who made a critical discovery on how body cells fight salmonella bacteria have utilized a modern technology called the super-resolution microscopy to visualize and analyze the organization of cell molecules during a bacterial invasion.

Based on OHSONLINE, salmonella is the number one cause of most bacterial foodborne illness last 2016, showing its ability to easily proliferate at a fast pace. Our cells make a faster response when bacteria attack the body of a human. These bacteria have the potential to propagate inside the cell in order to survive and salmonella is a type of bacterium that hides in membrane particles of our cell interiors. Based on these researchers who made a critical discovery on how body cells fight Salmonella bacteria, a chain type, known as linear chains consisting of a protein called ubiquitin, spearheads the work in combating these microorganisms.

These linear ubiquitin chains limit the spread of bacteria by knocking down inflammatory signals from the microorganism. Additionally, an enzyme called Otulin backed up these protein chains by regulating bacterial reaction. This recent critical discovery on how body cells fight salmonella bacteria could pave the way for new discoveries in combatting bacteria-caused infections.

It has been a long quest for experts to find more drug resistance against these micro-organisms as diseases also became more complex to comprehend. But with this critical discovery on how body cells fight Salmonella bacteria, new therapies and treatments may be on the rise.

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