Microbiology - Key protein regulates cells’ innate defense mechanisms
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 The Influence of the Microbiome on Drug ActionThe Influence of the Microbiome on Drug Action
 
The advancements in genome sequence technologies and metagenomic analysis have paved the way for scientists to explore the human microbiome.
 
   Key protein regulates cells’ innate defense mechanismsKey protein regulates cells’ innate defense mechanisms
 
Scientists from the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) have found that heparanase (HPSE) is an important regulator of innate defense mechanisms of cells.
 
   Discovering DNA methylation from bacteria and microbiome using nanopore technologyDiscovering DNA methylation from bacteria and microbiome using nanopore technology
 
Bacterial DNA methylation occurs at diverse sequence contexts and plays important functional roles in cellular defense and gene regulation. An increasing number of studies have reported that bacterial DNA methylation has important roles affecting clinically relevant phenotypes such as virulence, host colonization, sporulation, biofilm formation, among others.
 
   Study reveals the evolution of the human gut microbiotaStudy reveals the evolution of the human gut microbiota
 
The gut microbiota in human beings mostly evolves into an adult-like composition five years after birth, but significant differences continue to persist.
 
   Lung microbiome predicts COVID-19 disease severityLung microbiome predicts COVID-19 disease severity
 
A new preprint research paper posted to the medRxiv* server found changes to the lung microbiome during severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection influence COVID-19 disease severity.