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Wei-Jen Tang

University of Chicago
Medicine, Biology
773-702-4331
wtang@midway.uchicago.edu
How do anthrax toxins recruit cell proteins for their evil act?
In 2001, US was attacked by the weaponized anthrax spore. In the same year, we and other have solved molecular structures of key anthrax toxins. These structures illustrate the molecular mechanism in how anthrax toxins work to disrupt cell communication. My talk will discuss how anthrax toxins work and how scientists are currently using the structure information to discover the cure for the anthrax infection. My talk will discuss how anthrax toxins work and how scientists are currently using the structure information to discover the cure for the anthrax infection.
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