Removing a protein enhances defense against bacteria in CGD mice
NIH study also suggests an alternative, adjunct approach to drug-resistant staph infections
Deletion of a protein in white blood cells improves their ability to fight the bacteria staphylococcus aureus and possibly other infections in mice with chronic granulomatous disease (CGD), according to a National Institutes of Health study. CGD, a genetic disorder also found in people, is marked by recurrent, life-threatening infections.
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