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发表于:2010-09-08 12:08 [只看楼主] [划词开启]
Frog Skin Oozes Possibly Powerful Antibiotic 青蛙皮肤能分泌有效抗生素 The emerging battle against drug-resistant bacteria poses a huge threat to public health worldwide. That threat has loomed larger as the number of effective antibiotic drugs has dwindled. 目前人类与抗药细菌的交战引起了全球公众健康恐慌。随着有效抗菌药物的逐渐减少,这股恐慌日益增大。 J. Michael Conlon,is a biochemist at the United Arab Emirates University. He says frog skin, which protects the amphibians from injury and disease, is coming to the rescue by providing a wealth of new antibiotic compounds to fight drug resistant fungi and bacteria. J.迈克尔·肯伦是阿拉伯联合大公国大学的一名生化学家。他说青蛙的皮肤能让两栖动物远离伤害和疾病,也能提供大量新型抗菌产品,这些抗菌产品能帮助人类对抗抗药真菌和抗药细菌。 "Frogs of necessity have to live in a warm moist environment that is very conducive to the growth of micro-organisms. They've been around for a long, long time, at least 300 million years. So, it's not so surprising that, over the course of evolution, they have developed defenses against these invading pathogens." “青蛙必须生活在温暖潮湿的环境中,而这种环境非常有利于微生物的生长。它们一起生存了一段非常非常长的时间——至少有3亿年了。因此经过进化,青蛙能抵御病原体入侵也就是意料之中的事了。” Conlon has identified germ-fighting chemicals from more than 200 frog species from around the world by isolating peptides or strings of proteins that have the ability to kill bacteria and fungi. 通过分离能杀死细菌和真菌的缩氨酸和成串的蛋白质,肯伦从世界各地200种青蛙里鉴别出了可以对抗病菌的化学物质。 He says the challenge is to get those agents to work in humans. "The problem is though as well as efficiently killing micro-organisms, they are to vary in degrees toxic to mammalian cells. So it's not a great idea to cure infection if you kill the patient at the same time." 他表示最大的挑战在于让这些因子在人类身上起作用。“问题在于尽管这些因子能有效杀死微生物,但它们对人体细胞都有不同程度的毒性。治疗感染的同时也把病人杀死并不是个好主意。” Conlon's laboratory in the United Arab Emirates works with samples from frogs gathered collaboratively by scientists in Japan, France and the United States. 肯伦在阿拉伯联合大公国大学的实验室也采用由日本、法国和美国的科学家共同收集的青蛙样本进行研究。
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