TITLE

Botulinum Toxin Structure Offers Clues for Vaccines, Treatments

PUB. DATE
May 2004
SOURCE
Ascribe Newswire: Medicine;5/13/2004, p82
SOURCE TYPE
Newswire
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
By deciphering the near atomic-level structure of the catalytic domain of botulinum toxin type E, one of seven neurotoxins that cause botulism, a disease that paralyzes victims by blocking nerve cells' ability to communicate, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory are one step closer to a potential vaccine or treatment for the disease. Structures of the toxin and a related non-toxic version that differs by just one amino acid appear in the June 1, 2004 issue of the journal "Biochemistry.'
ACCESSION #
13141347

 

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