bacteria

Diets like the Keto, Paleo and Atkins focus on high-fat, high-protein meals that are often low in carbohydrates. This mix may appeal to Clostridioides difficile bacteria, too. In a new study, researchers report that mice fed a high-protein, high-fat diet were more likely to acquire a deadly C. difficile infection than mice eating a standard… Read more

DnaK, a protein of the bacterium mycoplasma, interferes with the mycoplasma-infected cell’s ability to respond to and repair DNA damage, a known origin of cancer, the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) repoprts. Little or no mycoplasma DnaK DNA sequences were found associated with the tumor, which… Read more

The rise of antimicrobial resistance has significantly reduced the options available for treating tuberculosis (TB) and other diseases caused by bacteria, threatening to plunge humanity back into the pre-antibiotic era. Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a rod-shaped bacterium that is responsible for around 10 million new infections and 1.4 million deaths per year (Pai et al., 2016)… Read more

An existing technique has been adapted to study the melting behaviour of proteins so that it can be used for the study of bacteria. Thermal proteome profiling (TPP) was developed in 2014 (Savitski et al., Science 2014) and enables scientists to compare the melting behavior of all proteins in a cell or organism before and… Read more