HEALTH EUROPA: Can a biosynthetic pathway be a new route to antibiotic use?

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 29/11/2018

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Scientists have discovered a new route to antibiotic use, exploiting a chemical process and gene editing, also known as a biosynthetic pathway.

Researchers from The University of Manchester’s School of Chemistry, UK, have discovered a new chemical process, known as a biosynthetic pathway, in bacteria which could pave the way for a new generation of antibiotics being produced and manufactured. According to the researchers, the new pathway includes the enzyme, called a carboxylase, which adds CO2 to a precursor molecule producing a highly unusual antibiotic known as malonomycin. This antibiotic use also has the potential to lead to the discovery and development of other drugs.

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TitleCan a biosynthetic pathway be a new route to antibiotic use?
Media name/outletHealth Europa
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date29/11/18
DescriptionScientists have discovered a new route to antibiotic use, exploiting a chemical process and gene editing, also known as a biosynthetic pathway.
URLhttps://www.healtheuropa.eu/biosynthetic-pathway-antibiotic-use/89181/
PersonsJason Micklefield