Scientists find enzyme linked to dysentery, malaria parasites

06/17/2008 | United Press International

U.S. researchers have identified EhROM1, a rhomboid enzyme that helps the dysentery parasite elude the human immune system. Previous research found that malaria parasites use similar enzymes to invade host cells, suggesting that future drugs targeting EhROM1 may help fight both diseases, a Johns Hopkins University professor said.

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