Is a germ that causes periodontitis, blame for Alzheimer’s, diabetes, heart attack, and chronically inflamed joints? Recent research results suggest. The scientists the knowledge opens up completely new possibilities in the fight against common diseases. The pharmaceutical company Cortexyme in California is currently a drug tested, the Alzheimer’s is to stop. The scientists focused on an in dental medicine: “Porphyromonas gingivalis known germ the germ” provides for diseases of the gums, periodontal apparatus as well as of the jaw-bone. The germ may play but also for Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular Erkranungen, colon cancer or inflamed joints play a role. How “Bild am Sonntag” reports, it is the researchers now succeeded, with new DNA methods to detect the germ at different diseases in the body. In narrowed coronary vessels, in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, located in chronically inflamed, diabetes patients with colon cancer and in the case of nuts with premature births.
The rod-shaped bacteria are 100 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair.
Periodontitis germ in brains of Alzheimer’s patients, a study from the spring confirms this observation. So, researchers from the USA, Poland, and Australia in more than 90 percent of the brains of deceased Alzheimer’s patients and in the brain aquatic sick traces of the Germ. Porphyromonas gingivalis studies microbiology and author Jan Potemka said: This occurs when a large number of chronic inflammatory diseases. In Alzheimer’s but we are the closest there to show that the bacteria that cause disease. Germ enters the oral cavity in the blood, it is also a test in mice that were infected with the bacteria, whose mouth caves. The Germ wandered into the brains and led to Alzheimer’s-like damage.
In humans, the germ from the oral cavity through small injuries when eating, brushing teeth or when using dental floss into the blood and spreads from there. In Germany suffer from the cooker, according to Professor Thomas, Director of the polyclinic for tooth preservation, periodontics, endodontics, at the University of Greifswald around 14 percent of the 40-year-olds and 40 percent of the 70-year-old to periodontitis, which is triggered by the bacteria. Good oral hygiene reduces risk in order to combat the Porphyromonas, good oral hygiene is essential. “Above all, the cleaning between the teeth reduces the number of bacteria,” said Kocher. This would also have a positive impact on other chronic diseases in the body. In the case of diabetes after a periodontal treatment decrease blood sugar values.
Researchers are working on vaccination and medicine
The researchers are currently working on a vaccination. Also attempts to combat the bacteria with blue light, promising, said immunologist Caroline Genco from Tufts University (USA), an expert for the porphyromonas germ, to the “Bild am Sonntag”. In the Californian pharmaceutical companies, cortexyme is currently being tested a drug that blocked a toxin, which is produced from the porphyromonas germ.