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Investigating members of the Omp85 protein superfamily in Klebsiella pneumoniae

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posted on 13.03.2019, 23:35 by Von Vergal Ligutum Torres
The outer membrane in Gram-negative bacteria plays a vital role in bacterial survival and infection. Outer membrane proteins in this layer, typically require catalytic help from members of the Omp85 protein superfamily for functional assembly into this membrane. In this study, the regulation and function of previously uncharacterised Omp85 protein members in the clinically relevant bacteria Klebsiella pneumoniae were investigated. The results from this study highlight the diversity and potential functional roles of these proteins which may enable these bacteria to better adapt and survive a wider range of environments.

History

Principal supervisor

Trevor Lithgow

Additional supervisor 1

Iain Hay

Additional supervisor 2

Eva Heinz

Year of Award

2018

Department, School or Centre

Microbiology

Campus location

Australia

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences