Probiotics May Be Unexpected Heroes in Detoxifying Mercury in Gut

Probiotics May Be Unexpected Heroes in Detoxifying Mercury in Gut

By Neuroscience News

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Findings

Gut microbes could be leveraged to block the absorption of toxic metals, such as mercury, while promoting the absorption of beneficial ones, like iron.

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Findings

Researchers focused on genes that enable bacteria to convert dangerous mercury into less toxic forms.

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They then used this information to develop a probiotic specifically designed to detoxify a harmful type of mercury frequently found in the human diet.

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The team aims to expand their research to explore the interaction of gut microbes with other metals, hoping to boost the body’s absorption of necessary metals and reduce harmful ones.

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