Chinese scientists substance detected broad spectrum antibacterial and anti fungal in the blood of these famous bears endangered.

For years they have been carrying out research on the healing properties of the blood of animals. The scientists focus was on reptiles, especially crocodiles, as their immune system is much more powerful than that of humans: can act on serious infections and is a system that is operated with a lot of speed, a Once infected.

But now they have detected antibacterial healing properties in the blood of a mammal, famous for seem a cuddly teddy bear: the giant panda. Parenthetically say that the image is a myth goodness of Panda eating bamboo, mindful that in recent years several recorded attacks on humans have come to them for entertainment purposes. In any case the Panda is most famous for being in danger of extinction , but recently the population has been recovering, especially in China, but this is another matter.


Properties of the blood of the Giant Panda

A team of scientists from Nanjing Agricultural University in China, has discovered that a substance in the blood of the Panda is a potent antibiotic. It has been determined that the substance is capable of removing bacteria and fungi and bacteria that have become resistant to traditional drugs. Especially in these days is approved in the U.S. one new drug -resistant tuberculosis by resistance to the tubercle bacillus has with traditional drugs. So optimistic are the discoverers that think certain possibilities to improve the treatment or cure some diseases of mankind, in fact believe that the substance may be the basis for a new generation of antibiotic drugs.

Compound cathelicidin-AM

DNA analysis of the blood of the giant panda resulted in the discovery of the existence of the substance known as cathelicidin-AM. According to the lead researcher, Dr. Xiuwen Yan the cathelicidin-AM showed a potential antimicrobial activity against a broad spectrum of microorganisms, including bacteria and fungi, in their standard versions as drug-resistant strains, adding: The genetic code antimicrobial play an important role in innate immunity against harmful microorganisms. The cathelicidin-AM is an antibiotic substance released by the immune system of the pandas and other bears, which works effectively to protect them from infection, which is essential for survival when they are in the wild.

Properties blood reptiles

It is appropriate to recall the therapeutic use of the blood of reptiles, as these animals have a remarkable resistance to infection and a remarkable ease to heal from injuries. We mentioned to the research that had been done a few years ago in the blood of crocodiles to isolate antibodies that are suitable for human health in these investigations it was found that the antibodies in your blood come to eliminate substances resistant bacteria as penicillin.

Other studies suggest antibiotic and healing properties of substances in the blood of reptiles, on the biological basis of regeneration capacity with these animals. It is known that some lizards shed their tails for defense, quickly regenerated. The same applies to their wounds and injuries, so its resistance is known infections by rapid healing.

The tests were conducted on mice injured and was a process of shortening usual healing times. The aim of this study , conducted in Uruguay with native reptiles, was whether the healing process was occurring or anti-infective and beyond and through microbiological testing whether healing benefits in patients with diabetes and is able removing bacteria which interfere with these processes.