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Monday, 13 November 2017

IITR08027- A molecule discovered by IIT-Roorkee researchers that can reverse antibiotic resistance.

IITR08027- A molecule discovered by IIT-Roorkee researchers that can reverse antibiotic resistance.

The researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee have tracked down a molecule-IITR08027 that can effectively tackle the drug-resistance menace. The efflux pumps in bacteria have been known to wipe out the antibiotic molecules entering the bacterial cell, thus, making the bacterial cell drug resistant. This molecule when administered obstructs the proton gradient which is the energy source of the efflux pumps. As a result, the rate at which the antibiotics are wiped out greatly reduces.

Further, they have reported that IITR08027 when used in combination with fluoroquinolones can even terminate the bacterial cells , thereby becoming a potent source for handling the grave situation. For more information read here.

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