Editor’s Selections: Achilles heel of Plasmodium, how bacteria swim in your stomach, and capsular polysaccharide and pneumococcal disease

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By Vincent Racaniello

Vincent RacanielloVincent Racaniello selects several notable posts each week from molecular and cellular biology and virology. He unravels viruses at virology blog.

<img title=”Vincent Racaniello” src=”http://researchblogging.org/news/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/smallvincent.jpg” alt=”Vincent Racaniello” width=”47″ height=”47″ />Vincent Racaniello selects several notable posts each week from molecular and cellular biology and virology. He writes about viruses at <a href=”http://www.virology.ws” target=”_blank”>virology blog</a>.
  • New drugs are desperately needed to bring malaria under control – the disease affects 250 million each year. Instead of randomly screening potential drug candidates, researchers can efficiently search for potential drug targets by isolating drug-resistant clones and then using microarrays to characterize nonsynonymous changes or gene amplification.
  • Helicobacter pylori, a spiral shaped bacteria that causes gastric ulcers and stomach cancer, is thought to burrow its way through the gastric mucus to get to the underlying epithelial cells lining your stomach. The bacterium moves through the mucus by reducing its viscoelasticity.
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae is responsible for roughly a million deaths in children under 5 around the world every year. The capsule, which encases the bacterium, allows it to hide from the immune system. Mutants with a defect in capsule biosynthesis are not virulent, suggesting a target for antimicrobial therapy.

I’ll be back next Friday with more selections.

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One Response to “Editor’s Selections: Achilles heel of Plasmodium, how bacteria swim in your stomach, and capsular polysaccharide and pneumococcal disease”

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    August 11th, 2014 at 9:36 am

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