BIO Critical Literacy Assignment

BIO Critical Literacy Assignment - Summary of Article The...

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Summary of Article The bacteria that’s responsible for causing tuberculosis in the body is also responsible for rendering our body’s defense. A new research has shown that the molecule on the bacteria’s outer surface, responsible for causing all this, has been evolving to remain hidden from being detected by our immune system which helps fight off this disease. The molecule on its outer surface is known as lipomannan which stops the production of important protein, protein that helps contain the spread of the bacteria. This protein is called tumor necrosis factor, also known as TNF and if it’s not produced in large enough quantities, the bacteria can run out of control. Larry Schlesinger, professor and researcher states that there are many characteristics of the TB cell wall that allow for it to sneak into our system unchecked and the key is to learn how it influences and works in out immune system to be able to better develop a way in order to fight it. When lipomannan blocks the TNF production, it does so the microRNA level. A single
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course BIO 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery CC.

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