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Purdue biologists identify new strategy used by bacteria during infection
Date:7/12/2011

he said. "Before a new antibiotic therapy can be created, we must understand the enzyme enough to find chemicals to inhibit its activity. Further, because the bacteria have coevolved with us for millions of years, they provide some of the best tools for us to understand the intricacy of cellular processes."

Luo plans to further study SidD and investigate other proteins used by Legionella pneumophila bacteria.


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Contact: Elizabeth K. Gardner
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765-494-2081
Purdue University
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