Metal Transport Unlocks Routes to New Antibiotics

Press/Media: ResearchPopular

Period9-May-2018

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  • TitleMetal Transport Unlocks Routes to New Antibiotics
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletScientia.global
    Media typeWeb
    Date09/05/2018
    DescriptionMetals have been improving our lives since the bronze age, but they also play a key role in keeping us healthy. We rely on numerous metals, such as cobalt, zinc and magnesium (among others), to perform essential roles in our bodies. Many bacteria also require these same metals to survive, creating competition to find and use them. Dr Albert Guskov at the University of Groningen has been exploring how metals are transported in our bodies and in bacteria, with a view to designing new anti-microbial treatments.
    URLhttps://doi.org/10.26320/SCIENTIA144
    PersonsAlbert Guskov

Keywords

  • Metal transport
  • antibiotics
  • structural biology