Mucins trap pathogens: animals
Mucins of animals stop invading pathogens by being coated with sugar chains that trap the invaders.
|Biomimetic Application Ideas|
|Improving treatment for AIDS and other viral diseases. Reducing resistance to treatments.|
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Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Improving treatment for AIDS and other viral diseases. Reducing resistance to treatments.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Medical
University of Massachusettes Medical School