September 8, 2011
Surviving the Stomach: Bacterial Acid Trips
Chem. & Engineering News, Chemical & Engineering News
When you get food poisoning, the bacteria causing havoc in your intestines have first navigated a rather treacherous journey through your acidic stomach. The molecular mechanisms by which a pathogen survives this acid environment have long kept researchers guessing, but now a team of biochemists led by Peng R. Chen at Peking University in China have developed a new technique to study the bacterial coping mechanism.
TAGGED: acid, stomach, bacteria