Announced success in “attenuating” O157, a type of Escherichia coli Gunma University Graduate School, etc.

Research teams such as Gunma University Graduate School announced that it was possible to attenuate the toxin of O157, a type of Escherichia coli, by adding a special carbon.

Research teams such as Gunma University Graduate School have announced that they could be attenuated by adding a special carbon to the toxin of O157, a type of Escherichia coli, and it is expected that it will lead to the establishment of a treatment method in the future.

Associate Professor Hidetada Hirakawa of the Graduate School of Medicine, Gunma University and a research team created by a chemical manufacturer have conducted experiments aimed at attenuating the verotoxins produced when humans are infected with O157.

As a result, it announced that it could be attenuated by adding special carbon used for storage batteries.

In an experiment to investigate the effect of special carbon in multiple mice infected with a pathogen similar to O157, they died by the 9th day after infection when carbon was not administered, whereas it was the longest when it was administered. Having lived in Japan for two weeks, the research group claims that it was able to attenuate it.