From the Sello Lab: New strategy to combat drug resistant bacteria

From News at Brown: Efflux pumps are surface proteins that prevent antimicrobial drugs from getting a foothold in a bacterial cell by identifying and pumping them out of the cell. New research suggests that small pieces of those drugs could keep the efflux pumps busy and allow the antimicrobial drugs to reach a critical mass inside the cell. Read the full press release and see the article published in ACS Infectious Diseases. 

Congratulations to co-authors Prof. Sello, graduate student Corey Compton, Daniel Carney PhD '14, and undergraduate biochemistry concentrator Patrice Groomes '15.

Corey Compton/Brown University