Elucidating Iron Transport Mechanisms In Tuberculosis Bug Identifies New TB Drug Targets

Wednesday, May 7, 2008 - 08:28 in Health & Medicine

It is pathetically true that Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of TB is still thriving the test of scientific interventions despite affecting almost one -third of the worlds' population. The fact that it takes approximately one human life every 15 second somewhere in the world is an unfortunate death statistics unmatched by any other microbe. Researchers have now worked out the mechanism of iron uptake system of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which is considered to be one of the important drug targets.

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