This data supports previous cytokine studies on these herbs as well as identifying additional genes which may be involved in immune cell activation and migration and various inflammatory responses, including wound recovery, angiogenesis, and blood pressure modulation. Additionally, we report the presence of lipopolysaccharide in medicinally prepared extracts of these herbs which is theorized to be a natural and active component of the immunostimulatory herbal extracts. The data presented provides a more extensive picture on how these herbs may be mediating their biological effects on the immune and inflammatory responses. PMID:20838436
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Lyme Spirochetes - Quorum Sensing
Some evidence indicates that the spirochetes use quorum sensing as a mechanism to control protein expressions. Quorum sensing would provide a signaling pathway, allowing spirochetes to communicate back and forth, taking a poll, to see if the conditions are favorable for activity or dormancy.
This may be a reason for the sudden flare-up and disappearance of Lyme symptoms. And, it may be another reason why Lyme stays dormant while maintaining healthy lifestyle choices, limiting "oxidative stress."
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