Cellulose biosynthesis pathway is a potential target in the improved treatment of Acanthamoeba keratitis

@article{Dudley2006CelluloseBP,
  title={Cellulose biosynthesis pathway is a potential target in the improved treatment of Acanthamoeba keratitis},
  author={Ricky Dudley and Selwa Alsam and Naveed Ahmed Khan},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  year={2006},
  volume={75},
  pages={133-140}
}
Acanthamoeba is an opportunistic protozoan pathogen that can cause blinding keratitis as well as fatal granulomatous encephalitis. One of the distressing aspects in combating Acanthamoeba infections is the prolonged and problematic treatment. For example, current treatment against Acanthamoeba keratitis requires early diagnosis followed by hourly topical application of a mixture of drugs that can last up to a year. The aggressive and prolonged management is due to the ability of Acanthamoeba to… CONTINUE READING

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