Funded Project Details - FY2021
|Title:|| Manipulating a Virulence Switch to Combat Acinetobacter baumannii Infections|
Philip N. Rather
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||Biomedical Laboratory R&D
|| April 2021 -
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Acinetobacter baumannii is a nosocomial pathogen responsible for an increasing number of infections in VA, civilian and military hospitals. This proposal will extend novel findings in our lab, where work has identified that A. baumannii cells can exist in two subpopulations, one virulent and one avirulent. These subpopulations can rapidly interconvert and we have identified a central regulator of this switch. This TetR-type regulator is encoded by the ABUW_1645 gene and overexpression of this re...
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