GlycoNet researchers studying complex enzymes gain insight into how some pathogens could potentially be targeted without antibiotics.
By Jennifer Doucet & Anushka Jayasuriya – June 23, 2017 Microbes, including bacteria and fungi, have many tools to evade a host cell’s defenses and antimicrobial therapies. One tool is the creation of protective barriers called biofilms, made of proteins, DNA, and sugar polymers, which spread across surfaces and impede immune system responses and antimicrobial […]
The meeting developed closer ties between the glycomics communities in Canada, Australia, and Taiwan.
A team of scientists from the University of Manitoba created a hybrid antibiotic by tying together two different antibiotics with a molecular “rope.”