Tag: Pseudomonas aeruginosa

GlycoNet investigators establish glycoside hydrolases as potential biofilm disruptors

GlycoNet investigators establish glycoside hydrolases as potential biofilm disruptors

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 […]

GlycoNet researchers tackle bacterial biofilm development and pathogenesis

GlycoNet researchers tackle bacterial biofilm development and pathogenesis

By Chardelle Prevatt The opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa causes severe infections in patients with cystic fibrosis. In patients with compromised immune defenses, these infections can lead to serious complications, reduced quality of life, and high mortality rates. P. aeruginosa infections are challenging to treat since the bacteria coat themselves in a sticky slime or biofilm that protects them against antibiotics. […]

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