• By studying proteins from leptospirosis-causing bacteria and the human body, researchers have identified the key pathogen-host protein interactions that are responsible for the development of the disease.
  • Leptospirosis is one of the emerging zoonotic diseases and causes almost 60,000 deaths every year as there is currently no preventive vaccine for humans.
  • The researchers studied the proteome (entire protein set) of Leptospira interrogans — the most vulnerable species — and the proteome of human beings.