Study: Lung pigments help trigger infections in CF patients

12/17/2008 | Yahoo!

U.S. scientists found that phenazines -- pigments responsible for the blue-green stain of mucus clogging the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients -- form a biofilm surface that allows Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections to develop. Finding ways to impede activity of the pigments may help "make antibiotics more effective," the lead researcher said.

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