Expanding list of Cell Wall Deficient Bacteria hiding out

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by victoria, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. victoria

    victoria New Member

    I thought this was interesting; as researchcontinues, the list of bacteria expands that can change into cell-wall deficient form to avoid abx... included on that list is, of course, Lyme and other tick infections...

    I am betting that many to most of us have more than one bacterial and/or viral infections, including XMRV:


    Science & Tech <http://www.jhunewsletter.com/news/2009/11/05/ScienceTech/>

    Bacterial antibiotic resistance genes discovered

    Antibacterial soap, hand sanitizer and antibiotics are all substances that we use in an attempt to kill bacteria that might make us sick.Whether we are concerned about getting strep throat, bacterial meningitis or something else, these prevention methods can offer protection.

    However, some bacteria, such as those that cause Staph and MRSA infections, are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics. Since the 1930s, researchers have been aware that bacteria may be able to resist treatment because they can morph into the L-form, or bacteria lacking cell walls.

    Until the 1980s, not much else could be known about the L-form, but now, researchers at the Bloomberg School of Public Health have used a wide variety of modern molecular tools to learn more about the origin and biological functions of the L-form bacteria.

    Ying Zhang, a professor of molecular microbiology and immunology at Bloomberg, is the senior author of the study, which was published in PLoS ONE last month.

    Not all bacteria can transform into the L-form, but those that can include Bacillus anthracis (anthrax), Treponema pallidum (syphilis), Mycobacterium tuberculosis (tuberculosis), Heliobacter pylori (stomach ulcers and cancer), _*Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease)*_ and Escherichia coli (food poisoning). Zhang's team used E. coli to create a culture of L-form bacteria.

    Read the rest (and post your comments) at http://www.jhunewsletter.com/home/index.cfm?event=displayArticle&ustory_id=63cebac8-deea-47e5-b041-b66d73bd8caf&page=1


    also interesting reading at:


    research published by G. Nicholson et al:

    (not only about mycoplasma infections, but, others as well.)

  2. victoria

    victoria New Member

  3. victoria

    victoria New Member