TWiM describes successful phage therapy against a mycobacterial lung infection, and how encapsulation of the cell wall protects S. pneumoniae from its major peptidoglycan hydrolase and host defenses.
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, Michele Swanson, and Petra Levin
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Links for this episode:
- Phage therapy against M. abscessus lung infection (Cell)
- Encapsulation of the septal cell wall protects S. pneumoniae from host defenses (PLoS Path)
- Letters read on TWiM 279
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