A lead to overcome resistance to antibiotics

pseudo-aeruginosaThe team of Karl Perron has shown that the protein Host factor q (Hfq) of Pseudomonas aeruginosa is essential to express its virulence and become resistant to antibiotics of last resort, in the presence of certain metals. The results, presented on October 3, 2016 in Genes, single out the Hfq protein as the Achilles heel of this bacterium.

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