UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF O-LINKED GLYCOSYLATION IN BURKHOLDERIA CENOCEPICA FOR HOST SURVIVAL USING PROTEOMIC APPROACHES

Grant number: 1100164 | Funding period: 2016 - 2019

Completed

Abstract

The bacteria Burkholderia cenocepecia (Bc) is a common infection of Cystic Fibrosis suffers in Australia. ~20% CF patients infected with Bc will die due to lung failure. Due to this high death rate there is an urgent need to understand how Bc survives and causes disease in the host. This grant aims to understand how the attachment of sugars, a process known as glycosylation, affects the ability of Bc to survive in mammalian cells.