bacterial metabolism

bacterial metabolism

[bak′tir·ē·əl mə′tab·ə‚liz·əm]
(microbiology)
Total chemical changes carried out by living bacteria.
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"The molecule turns off this unwanted bacterial metabolism without killing the bacteria; it's just targeting a non-essential enzyme," Maini Rekdal said.
While studying bacterial metabolism and all the other things bacteria can do, Vague decided to carry out an in-depth search for microbes that can break down common plastic.
Talking about the research, Gunnar C Hansson, a study author from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, said, "Diets that lack fibre alter the bacterial composition and bacterial metabolism, which in turn causes defects to the inner mucus layer, something that triggers inflammation and ultimately metabolic disease."
(12) When ingested orally, xylitol is exposed to bacterial metabolism in the gastrointestinal tract, and this may be the reason why, in animals such as certain rodents, it may not cause signs of toxicosis.
This ancient remedy for infection - described by the Greeks in 400BC - works in two ways: First by disrupting bacterial metabolism, causing bacteria to self-destruct; and second by making their cell membranes more permeable to the antibiotic.
Bacterial metabolism of testosterone in the apocrine sweat results in production of compounds that yield an acidic odor.
Gln has attracted much attention as an amino acid nutrient and as a primary metabolic fuel factor for intestinal cells [15,16], as well as considerable interest as a gut-targeted nutrient, not merely due to its proposed key role in the maintenance of intestinal structure and function, but also regulation of bacterial metabolism in the digestive tract [17].
The uptake of fructose by bacteria from the culture medium enters the bacterial metabolism system through glycolysis and stimulates the shutdown metabolism of bacterial cells (15-16).
The accumulated heavy metal ions are potent source of reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and thus interfere in bacterial metabolism by damaging DNA, RNA and proteins (Schirawski et al., 2002; Teitzel et al., 2006; Gibbons et al., 2011; Sabdono, 2011).
Further research will focus on identifying the precise mechanism of bacterial metabolism and exploiting the prediction model of odor production in pig houses.
"Bacterial metabolism might offer an alternative explanation," his report said.
Sodium hypochlorite destroys bacteria by altering the conformation of the key enzymes on the cell membrane, thereby disrupting some key metabolic steps of bacterial metabolism (Estrela, 2012).