The bacterium Vibrio vulnificus causes severe blood infections in humans after eating shellfish or swimming in warm seawater like the Gulf of Mexico. The bacteria produce a large toxin that is essential for the bacteria to cause deadly infections. This study will identify parts of this toxin essential for the toxin to bind to the surface of human cells and conduct a screen to identify the protein on the cell that the toxin recognizes.
|Effective start/end date||6/19/20 → 5/31/22|
- National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (1 R21AI149061-01A1)