Researchers at the University of Toronto have revealed the binding action of the bacterial toxin responsible for toxic shock syndrome. Although similar to the toxin that causes diarrhea, the two proteins behave differently due to a short amino acid sequence, which the researchers were able to manipulate.
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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.
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.