Bacterial metabolites “escaping” from the gut…a job for antibodies!

bacteria antibody

If you ever feel lonely, think about the billions of bacteria populating your warm and comfortable gut: the dream house! More than 500 different species of microorganisms hanging around in our gut are a lot and do not go unnoticed: they modulate inflammatory processes and homeostasis in all host organs through metabolic and immune regulatory functions…and all this, while they are “trapped” in the gut! Their metabolites can in fact reach distant organs…and the host antibodies can control their absorption and distribution!

Nanobodies: A lesson learned from camels and sharks

virus oncolitico

Isn’t it ironic that members of the camelid family (camels, llamas, dromedaries) or sharks that are so bigger than we are, present antibodies that are smaller than ours? Just as curious is that these “miniature antibodies” first detected in 1993 are very interesting for a number of biotechnological applications and scientists think that they could lead to drugs for cancer and other diseases.

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