Yerevan, 11.May.2021,
00
:
00
1 $ = 0 ֏, 1 = 0 ֏, 1 = 0 ֏
BREAKING


Is fiber good for COVID-19?

LIFE

Compounds produced by the gut microbiota during the fermentation of insoluble fiber from plant foods do not interfere with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus's ability to enter and multiply in intestinal cells, Brazilian experts noted.

The study, published in the journal Gut Microbes, also showed that while in vitro treatment of cells with these molecules did not significantly affect local tissue infection, it reduced the expression of a gene that plays a key role in viral cell entry and a cytokine receptor that promotes inflammation.

As part of the study, healthy colon tissue and epithelial cells were infected with SARS-CoV-2 in a laboratory and underwent a series of tests. As it turned out, the viral load did not decrease and was the same in cells and tissues treated with short-chain fatty acids, and in untreated samples.

However, the treated intestinal biopsy specimens showed a significant decrease in the expression of the DDX58 gene, the innate immune system receptor that detects viral nucleic acids and activates the signaling cascade leading to the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines, and the interferon lambda receptor, which mediates antiviral activity. A decrease in the expression of the TMPRSS2 protein, which is important for penetration into viral cells, was also observed.

Armenia President signs decree on calling snap parliamentary elections on June 20 Dwayne Johnson congratulates his wife on Mother's Day Israeli new president to be elected on June 2Biographer on Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey Scientists find out why women under 50 develop bowel cancer Putin holds phone talks with Aliyev Iranian FM says Donald Trump is a 'disgraced buffoon' Erdogan: EU will not retain its power without Turkey Elon Musk says he has Asperger's syndrome Armenia President petitions to Constitutional Court Pregnant woman, 30, dies in Yerevan US-led coalition Iraqi base under attack George Clooney turns down Prince Harry invite to motorcycle ride Armenia has new deputy minister of high tech Azerbaijani Commissioner for Human Rights addresses letters to UN and CoE, complains about Armenia Ombudsman Armenia legislature convenes special session to consider new Electoral Code Dollar gains value in Armenia Can polio vaccine protect against COVID-19? Latvia parliament recognizes Armenian Genocide Ara Aivazian, Sergey Lavrov tête-à-tête kicks off (PHOTOS) Israel forming new Cabinet Zinc deficiency may increase risk of severe COVID-19, study claims Armenian footballer's goal helped Anorthosis beat AEL 2-1 Ombudsman - Killed Armenian soldiers, chained POWs’ park in Baku: Museum of human sufferings, promotion of racism "Stalin" wins India state elections Quake jolts Armenia Uday at Ucom online shop: Up to 60% discount for premium class “Nice” phone numbers and gadgets Man City-PSG: After first halfPrince Harry seen at concert with J.Lo, but without his pregnant Meghan Markle Footage: Metro train bridge collapse About 0.1% of Armenia residents is vaccinated against coronavirus Man City vs. PSG clash: Bookmakers’ view Armed person attempts to drive through CIA main entrance Armenian human rights activist: Out of captured persons, 19 have been tortured and killed by Azerbaijani servicemen Dollar devalues in Armenia Why do Parkinson's patients see ghosts? Premieres in May: Let's go to the cinema! ArmenՅԱՆs: Arthur Gourounlian does choreography for Pussycat Dolls, Beyonce, Kylie Minogue and etc. Is it safe for working out on an empty stomach? 145 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Armenia Britney Spears' father says his daughter has dementia Serj Tankian dedicates music video to his son and 13th century poet Quake hits Armenia Arman Tatoyan: Armenia Ombudsman's Office analyzed nearly 300 videos showing tortures of Armenians Why consuming omega-3 fatty acids may be dangerous? Royal Mint produces largest gold coin in history weighing 10 kg IDpay: transfers from Armenia to Russia and vice versaHenrikh Mkhitaryan: I keep in touch with Manchester United players One dollar drops below AMD 520 in Armenia Armenia acting Deputy PM receives Iran Ambassador