• Twin-arginine signal peptide of Bacillus licheniformis GlmU efficiently mediated secretory expression of protein glutaminase 

      Niu, Dandan; Li, Congying; Wang, Peng; Huang, Lei; Mchunu, Nokuthula Peace; Singh, Suren; Prior, Bernard A.; Ye, Xiuyun (Elsevier, 2019)
      Background: Protein glutaminase specifically deamidates glutamine residue in protein and therefore significantly improves protein solubility and colloidal stability of protein solution. In order to improve its preparation ...
    • Surface-attached sulfonamide containing quaternary ammonium antimicrobials for textiles and plastics 

      Caschera, Alexander; Mistry, Kamlesh B.; Bedard, Joseph; Ronan, Evan; Syed, Moiz A.; Khan, Aman U.; Lough, Alan J.; Wolfaardt, Gideon; Foucher, Daniel A. (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2019)
      With the risks associated with healthcare-associated infections and the rise of antibiotic resistant microorganisms, there is an important need to control the proliferation of these factors in hospitals, retirement homes ...
    • A global review of the microbiological quality and potential health risks associated with roof-harvested rainwater tanks 

      Hamilton, Kerry; Reyneke, Brandon; Waso, Monique; Clements, Tanya; Ndlovu, Thando; Khan, Wesaal; DiGiovanni, Kimberly; Rakestraw, Emma; Montalto, Franco; Haas, Charles N.; Ahmed, Warish (Nature Research, 2019)
      A broad body of literature has been published regarding roof-harvested rainwater quality around the world. In particular, the presence of fecal indicator bacteria and pathogenic microorganisms has raised concerns regarding ...
    • Emergomyces : the global rise of new dimorphic fungal pathogens 

      Schwartz, Ilan S.; Govender, Nelesh P.; Sigler, Lynne; Jiang, Yanping; Maphang, Tsidiso G.; Toplis, Barbra; Botha, Alfred; Dukik, Karolina; Hoving, J. Claire; Munoz, Jose F.; De Hoog, Sybren; Cuomo, Christina A.; Colebunders, Robert; Kenyon, Chris (Public Library of Science, 2019)
      Unknown until recently, the genus Emergomyces is composed of dimorphic fungi with human pathogenic potential. Five described species have been implicated as causes of disease in immunocompromised persons on at least 4 ...
    • Designed antimicrobial peptides for recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis treatment 

      Woodburn, Kathryn W.; Clemens, L. Edward; Jaynes, Jesse; Joubert, Lydia-Marie; Botha, Alfred; Nazik, Hasan; Stevense, David A. (American Society for Microbiology, 2019)
      Recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis (RVVC) is a widespread chronic infection that has a substantial negative impact on work and quality of life. The development of antimicrobial resistance and biofilm formation are ...