27 Oct '14, 3pm

Researchers Discover How Nature Makes Powerful Antibiotics That Defy Resistance

Researchers Discover How Nature Makes Powerful Antibiotics That Defy Resistance

A team of researchers from the University of Illinois have made a breakthrough in understanding how a powerful antibiotic agent is made in nature. By solving the decades-old mystery of how the naturally occurring antibiotic nisin is given its structure by the action of enzymes, the team have opened the way to the discovery, production and study of dozens of similar compounds. This type of compound could be useful in fighting food-borne diseases or dangerous microbial infections, and as an added bonus, the compounds also have properties that make it difficult for pathogens to develop resistance

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