Project: Identification and characterization of the transporter systems involved in import of essential sulphur compounds, cysteine and glutathione in the gram negative human pathogen Haemophilus influenzae
- project duration
- 01-JAN-06 – 31-DEC-09
- Several pathogenic bacterie require the uptake of exogeneously produced compounds for survival. Haemophilus influenzae, for example, is dependent on the uptake of sulphur compounds like cysteine and glutathione. In this project, we want to identify and characterize the transporters involved in the uptake of glutathione. These transporters may eventually become novel antibiotic targets.