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Pumping persisters

The finding that antibiotics are pumped out of drug-tolerant bacterial cells by the TolC protein complex provides insight into how some cells, known as persisters, survive in the face of antibiotic treatments.

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Figure 1: A subpopulation in efflux.

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Gerdes, K., Semsey, S. Pumping persisters. Nature 534, 41–42 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature18442

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