Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by antares4141, Jun 11, 2016.
Wow that is really cool that gut bacteria can have viruses.
I wonder if these "bacterial" viruses can spread between any animal, because they aren't really dependent on the host's immune system.
There are so many ways our gut influences our health. Nutrient absorption, gut wall integrity keeping bad stuff in, immune system interactions, etc.
Wileman spoke about this at iime conference and I found it fascinating.
Here is the Canarys write up about it :
Please note that most viruses found on human mucous membranes are there to attack bacteria, yeasts and molds, not human cells. The fact that we don't even have a good census of these has bothered me for the last 5 years.
Here is the first study in which the entire phage population in the gut of an individual has been sequenced.
Phages are undoubtedly a very important part of controlling the composition of the gut flora and we are just starting to understand something about those in the gut.
Since each phage is specific for a particular bacterium, one can envisage that in future, phage therapy could be an important treatment for dysbiosis.
Apparently there are some good videos on youtube about phages
If anyone is interested in ingesting some bacteriophages (viruses that infect bacteria) in order to fight bacterial infections in the gut, see this thread:
Bacteriophage therapy (phage therapy) for gut infections / dysbiosis — just $30 instead of $2500
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