How a tick gut gene serves as a gateway for Lyme disease

The bacterium that causes Lyme disease may have some help from a gene found in the guts of infected ticks.
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It’s finally getting warm here in New England, and most of us have plans to enjoy the beautiful weather. And that’s why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a report raising awareness about how to prevent the tickborne infections that typically occur during this time of the year. Lyme disease is probably the most well-known, and the one for which diagnosis and treatment are most controversial. What is Lyme disease? Several countries around the world, especially in the Northern Hemisphere, and all 50 states in the US have already reported cases of Lyme. The disease is caused by ...
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(Natural News) Research published in the European Journal of Microbiology and Immunology revealed yet another sweet benefit of stevia. Known for its natural sweetening properties, stevia was discovered to be a safer and even more effective alternative to conventional, toxic antibiotics in treating Lyme disease. The researchers from the University of New Haven used an alcohol extract...
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Clinical Significance of Human Papillomavirus Type 16 for Breast Cancer &Adenocarcinomas of Various Internal Organs and Alzheimer's Brain with Increased β-amyloid (1-42); Combined Use of Optimal Doses of Vitamin D3 and Taurine 3 times/day Has Significant Beneficial Effects of Anti-Cancer, Anti-Ischemic Heart, and Memory &Other Brain Problems By Significant Urinary Excretion of Viruses, Bacteria, and Toxic Metals &Substances. Acupunct Electrother Res. 2016;41(2):127-134 Authors: Omura Y Abstract Human Papillomavirus type 16 (HPV-16) has a significant role in various cancers and Alzheime...
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In this study, possible role of another Oligopeptide ABC transporter, OppA4 in ospC expression was investigated by construction of an oppA4 deletion mutant and the complemented strain. Inactivation of oppA4 resulted an increased production of OspC, suggesting that OppA4 has a negative impact on ospC expression. Expression of ospC is controlled by Rrp2-RpoN-RpoS, the central pathway essential for mammal infection. We showed that increased ospC expression in the oppA4 mutant was due to an increased rpoS expression. We then further investigated how OppA4 negatively regulates this pathway. Two regulators, BosR and BadR, are kn...
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Erythema migrans (EM) is the most common manifestation of Lyme borreliosis (LB), caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato. The infection can disseminate into the nervous system and cause Lyme neur...
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Abstract The spirochetes that cause Lyme disease have an elaborate antigenic variation system that produces millions of variants, thus evading the immune response. Verhey et al. have applied next-generation sequencing and computational analysis to gain new insights into how these bacteria keep 'one step ahead' of elimination by the host. PMID: 29903419 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Contributors : Timothy Casseli ; Adam ScheideggerSeries Type : Expression profiling by high throughput sequencing ; Methylation profiling by high throughput sequencingOrganism : Borreliella burgdorferiSingle Molecule Real Time (SMRT) sequencing was utilized to map the genome-wide DNA methylation pattern, and to identify consensus modified motifs in B. burgdorferi as well as isogenic methyltransferase mutants. Four conserved m6A modification motifs were identified, and were fully attributable to the presence of specific methyltransferases. Next, RNA-seq was compared between strains to determine the effects of altering globa...
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(Natural News) The official stance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Lyme disease is that it is a tick-borne illness that it completely treatable by a short round (typically no more than three weeks) of antibiotics. While true in broad strokes, this position is hardly useful for those who do not...
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