What are some examples of bad bacteria?

1 Answer
Nov 1, 2015

Neisseria meningitidis can cause meningococcal disease.


They contain endotoxin lipooligosaccharide (LOS) which can trigger adverse innate immune response where signalling chemicals (cytokines)like tumour necrosis factor (TNF ) which can trigger cell death (apoptosis ). However, upon the death of these bacteria, more LPS gets released into the blood stream. This triggers more immune response in which patient's cells also gets affected.