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Microbial Glycans As A Target Of Human Intelectin
WARF: P150027US02

Inventors: Laura Kiessling, Darryl Wesener, Kittikhun Wangkanont


The Invention
The present disclosure provides for methods of diagnosing and treating bacterial infections. Human Intelectin 1 (hIntL-1) has been shown to bind selectively to glycan components on bacteria including Streptococcus pneumonia, Proteus mirabilis, Proteus vulgaris, Klebsiella pneumonia and Yersinia pestis. This interaction can be targeted to identify, purify and therapeutically target such organisms.

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