Study reveals how mucus tames microbes

Study reveals how mucus tames microbes

raymond.macdougall
Fri, 10/25/2019 – 16:58

Mucus is not just a physical barrier that traps bacteria and viruses, but it can also disarm pathogens and prevent them from causing infections. A new study from MIT reveals that glycans — branched sugar molecules found in mucus — are responsible for most of this microbe-taming.

Read more at Science & Technology Research News.

Source: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Biomedical Engineering- News

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