What Is Biofilm?
Biofilm is any group of microorganisms that stick together in a large colony on a surface. Bacteria, for example, adhere themselves to a surface, and other bacteria using tiny hair-like appendages called pili.
Conditions Associated With Biofilms
Urinary tract infections
SIBO(small intestinal bacterial overgrowth syndrome)
Upper gut dysbiosis
Biofilm protects organisms from antibiotic treatment, bactericides, anti-microbial supplements, your immune system, and probiotics. Sometimes to reduce dysbiosis
you also have to disrupt the biofilm that protects the organisms and break up the colonies!
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What is chemotaxis?
Chemotaxis is a fundamental sensory phenomenon by which biological cells translate environmental chemical information into motile behavior. Bacteria, in particular, use chemotaxis to position themselves within the optimal portion of their habitats by monitoring the environmental concentration gradients of specific chemical attractant and repellent ligands (termed chemoeffectors).
How We Combat Biofilm Resistance
Biofilm is held together by an exopolysaccharide matrix. The protective exopolysaccharide matrix encases the bacteria and has water channels that act as a transport medium to exchange biochemical signals and nutrients between enclosed bacteria. The matrix also protects the bacteria from oxidative damage caused by antimicrobial agents and increases their resistance.
What Are Virulence Pathways?
Bacterial Virulence Factors are molecules synthesized by certain bacteria that increases their capacity to infect or damage human tissues. Virulence factors may be coded within the bacterial genome, thus being inherent aspects of the organism's structure, or may be coded within transmissible genetic elements and thus acquired from the environment as discussed in bacterial genetics.