Newly Found Sensing System Enables Certain Bacteria To Resist Human Immune Defenses

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Researchers have discovered a survival mechanism in a common type of bacteria that can cause illness.

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The mechanism lets the bacteria protect itself by warding off attacks from antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), which are defense molecules sent by the body to kill bacteria.

Bacteria are divided into two types, gram-positive and gram-negative, with the primary difference being the nature of the bacterial cell wall. Little is known about how gram-positive bacteria

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