Type IV Pili as a Therapeutic Target.

Affiliation

Pathogenesis of Vascular Infections Unit, INSERM, Institut Pasteur, 75015 Paris, France. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

In the age of antibiotic resistance, strategies targeting virulence traits of bacteria are the focus of intense study. Two such studies came out independently a week apart showing that bacterial type IV pili are a promising therapeutic target.

Keywords

antibiotic resistance,antivirulence,meningitis,sepsis,type IV pili,

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