Authors: Martha Powell, Future Science Group
Pick of the Posters
- ‘Identification of a B-lactamase that contributes to intrinsic B-lactam resistance in Clostridium difficile‘ by first author B. Sandhu and lead author S. McBride from Emory University (GA, USA). The mechanisms of B-lactam resistance in C. difficile is unknown, the authors here identified the gene encoding a B-lactamase, namely blaD which is upregulated in response to B-lactams. This newly identified gene could potentially be a novel target for preventing B-lactam resistance in C. difficile.
- ‘Cigarette smoke enhances virulence factors of Streptococcus pneumoniae‘ by first author Kamal Bagale and joint lead authors Hayden Cagle and Ritwij Kulkarni from the University of Louisiana (LA, USA). The authors discovered that cigarette smoke extract increased biofilm formation of S. pneumoniae by increasing pneumococcal antolysin, this ultimately increased colonization and therefore pathogenesis.
Today at our booth
Today the exhibit hall opened here at the Georgia World Congress Center. We were set up and ready to go, with lots of prizes to be won by delegates on our wheel of fortune! If you missed it, make sure to come by tomorrow!
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