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Mucin modulates microbial morphogenesis

The rising threat of antifungal resistance means that alternative therapeutics need to be considered. New research explores the biochemical basis of virulence inhibition by mucus glycans against the fungal pathogen Candida albicans.

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Fig. 1: Understanding the impact of mucin O-glycans on the virulence of C. albicans.

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Sharma, J., Shapiro, R.S. Mucin modulates microbial morphogenesis. Nat Chem Biol 18, 684–686 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41589-022-01053-z

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