The Daily Health Policy Report is published for Kaisernetwork.org, a free of charge provider of The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Copyright 2009 Advisory Table Kaiser and Company Family Foundation. All rights reserved.. A20 protein has protective role in diseases connected with chronic bowel inflammation: Scientists Scientists associated with VIB and Ghent University can see that A20 protein plays a significant protective role in diseases associated with chronic bowel inflammation. This makes A20 into a promising therapeutic focus on for the development of new anti-inflammatory medicines. Chronic bowel inflammation Inflammation is a normal protecting reaction against tissue infection and damage.Curtiss stresses that microorganisms experienced a profound effect on his career aswell as on all earthly lifestyle. We derive all of our energy from bacterias that invaded early cells maybe 2 billion years ago-the mitochondria. All photosynthesis is because of bacteria invading early plant cells, he says. Of course, microbes possess a notorious dark side as well, accounting for an astounding 35-40 % of most human deaths each year. Critical issues of individual wellness, in the U.S. As well as the developing world have been an ongoing preoccupation for Curtiss: We’ve a horrible problem with antibiotic resistance, drug level of resistance in influenza and HIV-therefore developing vaccines to avoid those diseases is a major concentrate of my endeavors as I continue my life of analysis.