The flu virus will help to destroy the frogs...

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2017-04-25 15:00:05

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The flu virus will help to destroy the frogs...

Every year there are new strains of the flu virus. Sensational swine and avian flu, recently rocked the medical community. And the development of antiviral drugs costs more expensive. But help may come in the nature, because recently, as reported in the journal Immunity, the researchers found in frog slime agents, capable of destroying influenza viruses of H1 form.

For the opening meet experts from Emory University, Georgia, together with their colleagues from the Centre for biotechnology Rajiv Gandhi in India. A useful connection was detected in the skin mucus of the South Indian frogs. Discovered antiviral compounds can be invaluable in the case of a new flu epidemic. The new compound belongs to the group of polypeptide molecules, and received the name «aromin». As said by experts, the name was given in honor of the traditional Indian sword-belt, called «urumi».

To collect arumina, the researchers used mild electrical stimulation of the secretory cells of the skin of Indian frog Hydrophylax species bahuvistara. And the secret skin of frogs contains not only oromin, but other peptides, some of which are poisonous to humans and mammals. But a team of experts headed by Professor Joshua Jacob considered oromin using electron microscopy and found that the peptide was broken only by the integrity of the influenza virus. According to scientists,

«Orumen joins the stem portion hemagglutinin protein part of the virus, which is responsible for the connection of virus and infected cells. This feature can be extremely valuable because current medications against the flu hit other parts of the virus».

Experts conducted an experiment in which unvaccinated mice through the nose introduced oromin. The connection is protected rodents from lethal doses of influenza virus. However, there is the substance and cons: oromin only effective against strains of influenza a H1 group, but against the H3N2 virus peptide, unfortunately, does not help.

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