0108-RESIST-molecule-med [Drug resistance: ‘Baby steps’ can pay off big]

Researchers examined the structure and performance of seven forms of a protein called TetX2 that had evolved to allow E. coli to resist attacks by the antibiotic minocycline. This image shows how a molecule of the drug, shown in yellow and gray, fits within the active site of a TetX2 protein.

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