Small Molecules Have Big Impact For TB Bacteria

Posted: April 4, 2010 at 8:11 am

Story Summary: Understanding the genetic tools and tricks used by Mtb to control its behaviour is likely to give an idea how it manages to survive for such long periods. These molecules are able to subtly tweak the production of key bacterial components in response to environmental signals. This mechanism can enhance or inhibit the normal production of bacterial molecules from these genes. We think that the small RNAs may play a crucial role in allowing Mtb to alter its pattern of gene expression in response to the environmental conditions that it experiences within the host during infection, explained Dr Arnvig. Contact Our News EditorsFor any corrections of factual information, or to contact the editors please use our feedback form….Read the Full Story

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