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Antimicrobials: Expressing antibiotic gene clusters

Bacterial specialized metabolites are bioactive molecules with antibacterial or other activities that are of tremendous clinical use. New work has revealed that transcript elongation is a distinct and widespread point of secondary metabolic gene regulation, which has implications for expanding drug discovery.

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Figure 1: Transcriptional regulation of secondary metabolite synthesis loci.


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Nodwell, J. Antimicrobials: Expressing antibiotic gene clusters. Nat Microbiol 2, 17061 (2017).

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