Scientists discovered than an enzyme called lysostaphin is able to specifically target and kill the MRSA pathogen, suggesting it could hold potential as a new treatment option.
Browsing: Bacterial Toxins
Scientists investigating increased scarlet fever cases have identified that a new dominant linage of Strep A with increased toxin production has emerged.
New research reveals how Pseudomonas aeruginosa delivers toxins via communication molecules to cause illness.
Researchers have investigated a toxin–antitoxin system in tuberculosis as a therapeutic target, providing the first high-resolution details.
E. coli’s internal bomb – the toxin-antitoxin system – could be triggered to make bacteria turn on themselves, offering a new target for antimicrobial approaches in drug design.
Researchers have discovered that a leaderless intercellular peptide signal may contribute to group A Streptococcus virulence; providing a framework for the identification in other microorganisms that may potentially serve as therapeutic targets.
Researchers have identified a subpopulation of T cells as key cytokine producers in addition to proposing a novel mechanism of immunosuppression following superantigen exposure.