Anti-psychotic drugs block meningococcal virulence

Hank Seifert*

*Corresponding author for this work

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A class of drugs approved to treat schizophrenia can cause rapid loss of the pilus, an essential virulence factor necessary for the disease-causing properties in the strict human pathogen Neisseria meningitidis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)906-907
Number of pages2
JournalNature Microbiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Cell Biology


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