News tagged with lipopolysaccharide
Lipopolysaccharides (LPS), also known as lipoglycans, are large molecules consisting of a lipid and a polysaccharide joined by a covalent bond; they are found in the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria, act as endotoxins and elicit strong immune responses in animals.
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Feeding an intestinal enzyme to mice kept on a high-fat diet appears to prevent the development of metabolic syndrome – a group of symptoms associated with type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and fatty liver – and ...
Medical research Apr 08, 2013 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Monitoring of immune function in critically ill kids with influenza reveals severe immune suppression in non-survivors
(Medical Xpress)—Investigators from 15 children's medical centers, including Nationwide Children's Hospital, observed and evaluated critically ill children with influenza to evaluate the relationships between levels of ...
Immunology Jan 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- A Western-style diet is associated with increased levels of endotoxin activity (endotoxemia), and a prudent-style diet (containing moderately greater amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin ...
Health May 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Study identifies novel role for a protein that could lead to new treatments for rheumatoid arthritis
A new study by rheumatologists at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York has shown that a powerful pro-inflammatory protein, tumor necrosis factor (TNF), can also suppress aspects of inflammation. The researchers say the ...
Medical research May 22, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |