ANTHRAX: progress on treatments

From: Robert J. Bradbury (
Date: Wed Oct 24 2001 - 07:15:40 MDT

Science Daily is reporting two articles in Nature documenting
both the discovery of the Anthrax Toxin Receptor and evidence
that a soluble form of the receptor can serve as a decoy
providing protection from cell entry by the Edema Factor and the
Lethal Factor. In addition the crystal structure of the
Lethal Factor bound to the MAPKK protein (a critical componnent
of intracellular signals) has been deduced providing
the information needed to begin rational drug design to
prevent the binding and activity of the Lethal Factor.


Good News!

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