CHINA.ORG: Body clock gene removal protects mice against bacterial pneumonia: study

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Release date: 6/1/2020

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LONDON, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- By removing a clock gene in mice, the bacteria-engulfing defence cells in its bodies become more effective, boosting its ability to fight against bacterial pneumonia, according to a study released on Monday by the University of Manchester.

The internal body clock in most living things regulates when they sleep and when they wake up. A gene known by the acronym BMAL1 is one of the master regulators of this clock, controlling many other body clock genes and pathways.

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TitleBody clock gene removal protects mice against bacterial pneumonia: study
Media name/outletChina.Org
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CountryChina
Date6/01/20
DescriptionLONDON, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- By removing a clock gene in mice, the bacteria-engulfing defence cells in its bodies become more effective, boosting its ability to fight against bacterial pneumonia, according to a study released on Monday by the University of Manchester.

The internal body clock in most living things regulates when they sleep and when they wake up. A gene known by the acronym BMAL1 is one of the master regulators of this clock, controlling many other body clock genes and pathways.
URLwww.china.org.cn/world/Off_the_Wire/2020-01/07/content_75584604.htm
PersonsDavid Ray, Gareth Kitchen