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Recent Patents on Biotechnology


ISSN (Print): 1872-2083
ISSN (Online): 2212-4012

Research Article

Computational Determination of the Effects of Bacteriophage Bacteriophage Interactions in Human Body

Author(s): Marwa Mostafa Mostafa*, Mohammad Nassef and Amr Badr

Volume 12 , Issue 3 , 2018

Page: [169 - 176] Pages: 8

DOI: 10.2174/1872208311666171019155230

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Background: Chronic diseases are becoming more serious and widely spreading and this carries a heavy burden on doctors to deal with such patients. Although many of these diseases can be treated by bacteriophages, the situation is significantly dangerous in patients having concomitant more than one chronic disease, where conflicts between phages used in treating these diseases are very closer to happen.

Method: This research paper presents a method to detecting the Bacteriophage-Bacteriophage Interaction. This method is implemented based on Domain-Domain Interactions model and it was used to infer Domain-Domain Interactions between the bacteriophages injected in the human body at the same time.

Results: By testing the method over bacteriophages that are used to treat tuberculosis, salmonella and virulent E.coli, many interactions have been inferred and detected between these bacteriophages. Several effects were detected for the resulted interactions such as: playing a role in DNA repair such as nonhomologous end joining, playing a role in DNA replication, playing a role in the interaction between the immune system and the tumor cells and playing a role in the stiff man syndrome. We revised all patents relating to bacteriophage bacteriophage interactions and phage therapy.

Conclusion: The proposed method is developed to help doctors to realize the effect of simultaneously injecting different bacteriophages into the human body to treat different diseases.

Keywords: Bacteriophage, domain-domain interactions, bacteriophage-bacteriophage interactions, mycobacterium tuberculosis, Salmonella, virulent Escherichia coli.

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