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A Toxin-Binding Probiotic for Prevention of ETEC Diarrhea

Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) cause diarrhea by producing two distinct enterotoxins that attack intestinal cells. Adrienne Paton and colleagues at the University of Adelaide in Australia propose to develop a harmless probiotic bacterium capable of binding and neutralizing both these enterotoxins by mimicking their respective receptors, thereby preventing disease.

More information about Create New Ways to Protect Against Infectious Disease (Round 4)

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