Research team uncovers mechanism of action for a class of bacterial toxins: Deadly duet

Pore-forming toxins are common bacterial poisons. They attack organisms by opening holes in cell membranes. A team of scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now unraveled the mechanism of action for one of these toxins. The findings could help combat associated diseases and protect plants from damage. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)