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MEBO Gut Microbiome Study
"Microbial Basis of Systemic Malodor and PATM Conditions (PATM)"
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"Microbial Basis of Systemic Malodor and PATM Conditions (PATM)"

Dynamics of the Gut Microbiota in
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USA survey for anyone who wants to improve Denver TMAU test

begun : Dec22
end : no ending for now

A trainee genetic counselor is working at the Denver TMAU test lab. Probably as part of her training. As a project she wishes feedback on any aspect of the Denver TMAU test and process. You can fill in the survey and/or email her (email address is in survey). It's meant for USA people, but perhaps others can give their view too (as we have so few opportunities).

quote from her rareconnect post

"Hello all! I wanted to make you aware of a research study being conducted to better understand the experience and needs of individuals with trimethylaminuria with a goal of being able to create improved patient and healthcare provider education materials. Any participation is completely voluntary and all responses remain confidential. Feel free to use the contact information within the link with any questions or share the survey with others with TMAU."

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Monday, April 13, 2009

genetically engineered bacteria : one possible treatment for TMAU

It has been hypothesized a decade or so ago by a researcher interested in FMO3 at the time (the late 90s were the heyday of FMO3 research amongst those few world scientists with an interest in subject), that one possible treatment could be genetically engineered bacteria that was enriched with FMO3 enzyme and could colonize the gut (presumably the colon). It could then detoxify the trimethylamine produced in-situ. This technology has probably been possible 10 or 15 years, and the main reasons it hasn't happened is likely that any scientist who has a history of FMO3 research is doing whatever they do (the last 2 'new research' TMAU papers over the last 2 years were possibly part of a researchers qualification papers, with the subject not to be returned to), and there is no orders from governments to do so.

This video demonstrates the principle. Rob Brown of the Australian TMAU support group has spoken of such research possibly happening in Australia, and it has been mentioned in the blog before. It would be a pity if it hasn't become a reality already, perhaps years ago, purely because it is thought there is no great need in society for such research.

This second video made by schoolkids for a project explains how the human insulin gene is genetically engineered into bacteria for diabetes. This seems to have had FDA approval since 1982. The only difference for TMAU would likely be that the patient would eat the bacteria, as a probiotic.


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