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Structural and Functional Study on Bacterial Chemoreceptors
thesisposted on 2021-02-16, 02:28 authored by MOHAMMAD FIROZ KHAN
My PhD is related to the study of bacteria. Bacteria navigates its movement by detecting the environmental chemical cues through a process known as chemotaxis. These chemical cues can either be nutrients or toxic compounds. Chemotaxis is mediated by a group of proteins called chemoreceptors. In my PhD, I have determined the structure and function of three bacterial chemoreceptors from Campylobacter jejuni, Vibrio fischeri and Helicobacter pylori. The findings of my PhD thesis may be useful for designing new therapeutics against pathogenic bacteria.