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Issue #4 2023



Unique self-activating proteins for drug discovery

5 January 2024 | By , , ,

Naegleria fowleri infections are rare but almost invariably fatal, with pathologic sequelae spawning its common label as ‘the brain-eating amoeba’. Researchers identified two unique proteins within N. fowleri – self-activating guanine nucleotide-hydrolysing proteins (G proteins) – that present novel targets for drug discovery. This article summarises their work to date,…