Genome-wide mutant profiling predicts the mechanism of a Lipid II binding antibiotic

April 16th, 2018 by Marina Santiago

Genome-wide mutant profiling predicts the mechanism of a Lipid II binding antibiotic

Genome-wide mutant profiling predicts the mechanism of a Lipid II binding antibiotic, Published online: 16 April 2018; doi:10.1038/s41589-018-0041-4

Use of a combined Tn-seq and machine-learning approach for predicting mechanisms and targets of antibiotic action in Staphylococcus aureus shows that the natural product lysocin E (LysE) binds Lipid II on the cell surface and damages the membrane.
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