In the human body there are two genes whose activity contributes to the development of resistance of microbes to various antimicrobial containing copper. This writes the Tape. ru, reports Newsmir.info.
This conclusion was reached, a team of researchers under the leadership of scientists from Rutgers University (USA). It is noteworthy that these genes was detected in several strains of Staphylococcus aureus, which can cause infection, threatening the lives of people with weakened immune systems. Thus, the presence of Staphylococcus aureus in humans can ruin his life.
As it turned out, genes are distributed within mobile genetic elements transposons, which can move and spread within the genome. And because bacteria can perform horizontal gene transfer, DNA, contributing to drug resistance gets more and more strains. It should also be noted that since copper was used for the sterilization of drinking water and disinfection of various wounds. But to use this metal for processing medical instruments the doctors began recently.