Streptococcus Bacterium Enzyme Identified

by Medindia Content Team on  December 11, 2005 at 5:29 PM Research News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

Streptococcus Bacterium Enzyme Identified
Professor Gary Black and his team from Newcastle University have found a triple stranded beta helix shaped enzyme which is responsible for the increased pathogenicity produced by Streptococcus bacterium. Streptococcus is a gram positive bacterium which is the main cause of sore throat and is also responsible for causing Toxic shock syndrome, rheumatic fever, septicemia and necrotizing faciitis. Black has published the results of his work in the Journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Professor Black feels that the enzyme is responsible for causing deadly diseases in humans and it can be controlled if drugs could be produced against the newly identified enzyme.

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

More News on:

Rheumatic Fever Food Preservatives - How Safe Are They? Scarlet Fever 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive