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Geplaatst op 22 februari 2012 - 15:02

After three decades of searching, the random screening of a group of compounds against the bacterium that causes tuberculosis has led scientists to a eureka discovery that breaks through the fortress that protects the bacterium and allows it to survive and persist against treatments.

The two findings, which occurred at Colorado State University, are published today in Nature Chemical Biology. The article describes the discovery of an important cell function in the bacterium that causes tuberculosis which allows the bacterium to survive. The researchers also discovered a compound that prevents this cell function.

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Bron: MedicalXpress
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