New transporter for recycling of bacterial cell wall found
Text written by Ola Nilsson, Umeå University.
Article originally appeared at https://www.umu.se/en/news/new-transporter-for-recycling-of-bacterial-cell-wall-found_11714458/
A transporter which some bacteria use to recycle fragments of their cell wall has been discovered by researchers at Umeå university, Sweden. They found that the transporter controls resistance to certain kinds of cell-wall targeting antibiotics.
The transporter that Professor Felipe Cava and PhD student Michael Gilmore at Umeå university have found is vital for cell wall integrity in the plant pathogen Agrobacterium tumefaciens, a convenient lab model of some human pathogens.