Fighting MRSA Resistance

Medical News Today | Oct. 8, 2013

Shahriar Mobashery and Mayland ChangProfessors Mayland Chang and Shahriar Mobashery

University of Notre Dame researchers Shahriar Mobashery and Mayland Chang and their collaborators in Spain have published research results that show how methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) regulates the critical crosslinking of its cell wall in the face of beta-lactam antibiotics.

The work, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveals the mechanistic basis for how the MRSA bacterium became such a difficult pathogen over the previous 50 years, in which time it spread rapidly across the world.

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