Cracking bacteria's secrets may lead to new treatments

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(Phys.org) —Scientists have found another chink in bacteria's armour, mapping for the first time the structure of a protein that plays an important role helping infection gain a foothold in the body.

 

Published today in Nature a group of  from Monash University, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Georgia Institutes of Technology and the Diamond Light Source have determined the structure, in two , of an essential membrane protein called BamA.

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