DEFINING THE ROLE OF ZINC AT THE HOST-PNEUMOCOCCAL INTERFACE

Grant number: 1122582 | Funding period: 2019 - 2019

Completed

Abstract

Streptococcus pneumoniae is the world’s foremost bacterial pathogen. In Australia, bacterial infections are responsible for more than 9000 deaths every year, and the economic burden associated with treating diseases arising from pneumococcal infections is more than $1 billion annually. This proposal aims to define the role of the transition metal zinc in innate immune resistance to bacterial infection. This knowledge will reveal new targets for next generation antimicrobial therapeutics.

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