Periodontitis bacterium may hold the cure for leukemia
from Dentistry Today
Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans causes periodontal disease. But it also produces a protein that can be used to kill leukemia cells in animals, according to the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. It has potential for treating autoimmune and inflammatory diseases as well, including rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease and HIV infection.
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