Publication Date

1-25-2017

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Biology

Abstract

Many microbes live in a mutualistic relationship with the human body, make up the human microbiome, and play a role in our health by stimulating and modulating the immune system. Man’s body is “covered” both inside and outside with millions of microbes that play a role in maintaining normal bodily functions and sustaining life in our changing world. The inner nose in the human body is colonized by millions of microbes during the first week of life. This internal colonization of the upper respiratory system is termed our nasal microbiome. Though we cannot see it, this microbiome is important for normal functioning, especially in a pathogenic world.

Staphylococci interact to stimulate the immune system, and play a role with the interface of the immune system, specifically generating antibody production early in life. This article focuses on possible origin of Staphylococci, their role in the nasal microbiome, the host benefit via their presence in the microbiome, and their role in creation.

Resident nose bacteria are highly diverse, and an understanding of the nasal microbiome is necessary to gain insight into microbial involvement in human health and infectious disease. The normal nasal microbiota provides clues to the pre-Fall function of bacteria. It is “normal” and critical for our body’s health to be symbiotically inhabited by microbes, such as beneficial bacteria. God’s very good creation likely included microbes in the nose and throughout the body, and these can provide clues for human health in the future.

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