Wednesday, October 18, 2017

New mechanism points the way to breaking ribosome antibiotic resistance

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In a article on Science Daily, research groups collaborated in researching in the dimerization of the bacterium Lactococcus Lactis by using cryo-electron microscopy. It involves a single protein Called the HPFlong. Which is capable of dimerizing on its own and pulling two copies of ribosomes together. When the ribosome is in dimerizing state it is unable of producing proteins . This leaves the ribosomes in a state of hibernation which allows for researchers to attack the cells with antibiotics. Researchers stated that protein HPFlong is present in all known bacteria which could result to the development of new generation of antibiotics.

I believe that this could help us with some current issues that involve antibiotic resistant bacteria. with these new results, we could use these methods to prevent bacteria from becoming more antibiotic resistant. this method will disable the microbial from creating a antibiotic resistant strand for the future generations of microbes.This will allow us to treat microbial infections more efficiently.

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