Bacterial proteases: targets for diagnostics and therapy

Wendy Kaman, John Hays, Hubert Endtz, FJ Bikker

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Abstract

Proteases are essential for the proliferation and growth of bacteria, and are also known to contribute to bacterial virulence. This makes them interesting candidates as diagnostic and therapeutic targets for infectious diseases. In this review, the authors discuss the most recent developments and potential applications for bacterial proteases in the diagnosis and treatment of bacterial infections. Current and future bacterial protease targets are described and their limitations outlined.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)1081-1087
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Volume33
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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