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Researchers discover a novel family of toxins used in bacterial competition

Publicado em 24 setembro 2020
– Researchers at the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil have characterized a novel family of anti-bacterial toxins present in bacteria, including Salmonella enterica. This species uses toxic proteins to kill other bacteria in gut microbiota and facilitate colonization of the infected host’s gut. The study is published in Cell Reports and featured on the cover of the journal. The novel family’s founding member is the protein Tlde1 (type VI L,D-transpeptidase [...]