TITLE

Single Receptor Holds Entry Key for 3 Meningitis Bacteria

AUTHOR(S)
Kingman, Sharon
PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
BioWorld International;5/20/2009, Vol. 14 Issue 20, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports on the findings by researchers at the University of Nottingham in Great Britain and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee that three unrelated bacteria that cause meningitis all target the same molecule on the cells lining the blood vessels in the human brain. The bacteria are known as Streptococcus pneumoniae, Neisseria meningitis and Haemophilus influenza. The findings means that it is possible to develop a therapy that would treat meningitis caused by these bacteria.
ACCESSION #
40305277

 

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