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Posted by: thepinetree on 07/29/2020 04:29 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 07/29/2020 04:29 PM
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Life in the Pits: Scientists Identify the Key Enzyme Behind BO

Heslington, York, UK...Scientists have discovered a unique enzyme responsible for the pungent characteristic smell we call body odour or BO. Researchers from the University of York have previously shown that only a few bacteria in your armpit are the real culprits behind BO. Now the same team, in collaboration with Unilever scientists, has gone a step further to discover a unique “BO enzyme” found only within these bacteria and responsible for the characteristic armpit odour. This new research highlights how particular bacteria have evolved a specialised enzyme to produce some of the key molecules we recognise as BO.




Key advancement
Co-first author, Dr Michelle Rudden from the group of Prof. Gavin Thomas in the University of York’s Department of Biology, said: “Solving the structure of this ‘BO enzyme’ has allowed us to pinpoint the molecular step inside certain bacteria that makes the odour molecules. This is a key advancement in understanding how body odour works, and will enable the development of targeted inhibitors that stop BO production at source without disrupting the armpit microbiome.”

Your armpit hosts a diverse community of bacteria that is part of your natural skin microbiome. This research highlights Staphylococcus hominis as one of the main microbes behind body odour.

Ancestral primates
The researchers say that this “BO enzyme” was present in S. hominis long before the emergence of Homo sapiens as a species, suggesting that body odour existed prior to the evolution of modern humans, and may have had an important role in societal communication among ancestral primates.

This research represents an important discovery for Unilever R&D, made possible by its long-standing academic-industry collaboration with the University of York. Unilever co-author Dr Gordon James said: “This research was a real eye-opener. It was fascinating to discover that a key odour-forming enzyme exists in only a select few armpit bacteria – and evolved there tens of millions of years ago.”

Source University of York


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Posted on: 2020-07-29 16:40:37   By: Anonymous
 
Kellyann has a new book out. I will place it in the mens room so you can wipe your ass .

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    Posted on: 2020-07-29 16:44:28   By: Anonymous
     
    Kellyanne book no take poop off of chute.

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Posted on: 2020-07-29 16:41:55   By: Anonymous
 
Totally official: Death toll from Trump's negligence dealing with C19 is now over 150,000.

Trump's next goal is to reach 200,000 deaths by the November election.

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    Posted on: 2020-07-29 16:56:06   By: Anonymous
     
    And if your beloved Joe was President how many do you think we would have had by now? I dare ya to answer! You know it would be even more!!!

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      Posted on: 2020-07-29 19:38:31   By: Anonymous
       
      OMG, you are soooooo smart!!

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    Blame our county for not closing down to keep us safe, and stay home first!
    Posted on: 2020-07-29 18:04:15   By: Anonymous
     
    You can't possibly be that worried about it or you would be calling out our county and business catering to the Valley. The people coming here daily most likely have the virus.

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/county-map.html

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Posted on: 2020-07-29 17:42:03   By: Anonymous
 
Well to bad this Murica and MAGA ain’t give a fuq about no science and facts!

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    Posted on: 2020-07-29 18:16:18   By: Anonymous
     
    He asked how many dead if Joe Biden were the president ? ZERO

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      Posted on: 2020-07-29 18:17:40   By: Anonymous
       
      Trump is getting hammered. Impeached and criminal

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        Posted on: 2020-07-29 18:24:37   By: Anonymous
         
        Take a shower ...

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          Re: Its all about the deodorant
          Posted on: 2020-07-29 18:30:12   By: Anonymous
           
          Amazing how much other people smell once you discover using deodorant.

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            Re: Its all about the deodorant
            Posted on: 2020-07-29 20:57:51   By: Anonymous
             
            Yeah, expecially your Mom.

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Posted on: 2020-07-30 11:17:53   By: Anonymous
 
Have you ever noticed, it use to be the pot growers who stunk soooo bad, turns out it wasn't them. It was the same people as always, dumpacraps. AKA The 73 Percentile, the Felons, the same ones as our governor will be letting out of prisons in the next week or two. About 1400 from San Quentin (7 of those he was letting out died from covid19)
Hopefully those dems will be let out in places like San Francisco, LA, Stockton, Sacramento, all democrat chitholes.

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    Posted on: 2020-07-30 17:13:07   By: Anonymous
     
    Ok, the growers and trimmers did smell. I got a contact high once just going in Sierra Hills

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