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Department of Microbiology-Immunology: Alexander Mankin, PhD

When: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center, SQBR Auditorium, 303 E. Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Dr. Frances Yap   312.503.3793

Group: Department of Microbiology-Immunology Seminars/Events

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Title: Stopping the Ribosome at the Finish Line by an Antibacterial Peptide

Speaker: Alexander Mankin, PhD / University of Illinois, Chicago

Host: M.-N. Frances Yap, PhD


Apidaecin, an antibacterial peptide produced by honeybees is the first known specific inhibitor of translation termination. Biochemical, genetic and genome-wide approaches illuminate the unexpected modes of apidaecin action. 


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