Molecular mechanisms of two-component signal transduction in bacteria [ 2009 - 2011 ]

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Researchers Prof J Trewhella; Prof JM Guss

Brief description The focus of this research is on the protein complexes that transmit signals in bacteria to elicit the desired responses to environmental stimuli. Like many dynamic processes in cells, signaling requires proteins that are flexible and hence resistant to high-resolution structural analysis using crystallography. We will make use of new research infrastructure at the Australian synchrotron and OPAL research reactor to overcome the challenges of flexibility in these systems. The proteins we will study are not found in humans, and hence our research will provide important structural data on potential targets for the design of novel antibiotics to fight bacterial infection.

Funding Amount $420,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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