New virulence factors identified in pneumococcal meningtitis

Hathaway, Lucy J. (2019). New virulence factors identified in pneumococcal meningtitis. Trends in microbiology, 27(11), pp. 895-896. Elsevier Current Trends 10.1016/j.tim.2019.08.008

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Streptococcus pneumoniae causes bacterial meningitis with a high fatality rate globally. Patients who survive have a significant risk of lasting disabilities. Schmidt et al. have identified bacterial proteins playing a crucial role in pneumococcal meningitis: AliB, part of an oligopeptide transporter, and ComDE of the competence regulator.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute for Infectious Diseases

UniBE Contributor:

Hathaway, Lucy Jane

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0966-842X

Publisher:

Elsevier Current Trends

Language:

English

Submitter:

Lucy Jane Hathaway

Date Deposited:

18 Sep 2019 16:53

Last Modified:

23 Oct 2019 23:42

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.tim.2019.08.008

PubMed ID:

31506191

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.133296

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/133296

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