Date 15 Dec 2022
Time 10 am (HKT)
Venue Zoom Webinar
Speaker Prof. Eric P Skaar
Institution Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Vanderbilt University

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Clostridioides difficile eats your blood and uses it as a shield

Date: 15 December 2022 (Thursday)
Time: Start from 10:00 am (HKT)

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Prof. Eric P Skaar
Department of Pathology and Microbiology,
Vanderbilt University

Clostridioides difficile is a leading cause of hospital acquired infections worldwide. The disease is characterized by massive inflammation driven by C. difficile toxins. This inflammation in turn leads to recruitment of host innate immune proteins involved in sequestering nutrient metals from C. difficile in a process known as nutritional immunity. In this talk I will discuss how C. difficile responds to the robust nutritional immune response generated in the gut to acquire nutrient metals during infection. These findings have revealed new targets for potential therapeutic intervention against this important infectious threat.