Protein’s ‘hands’ enable bacteria to establish infection, research finds

15 julio 2014

Biochemists have discovered how protein’s ‘hands’ enable bacteria to establish infection. «These structures are like small hands on the surface of bacterial cells,» said the study’s principal investigator. «They make the bacteria capable of recognizing something and grabbing it from the environment. It’s amazing that such a tiny molecule can do that.» The research may help scientists develop targeted treatment and intervention methods.