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French Researchers Challenge Effectiveness of Antibiotics Targeting Fatty Acid Biosynthesis

"The importance of fatty acid biosynthesis to bacterial survival has made the pathway fertile ground for antibiotic targets, and at least three companies are pursuing compounds that block the process. French researchers, however, have challenged the approach with a paper in Nature that describes how Gram-positive bacteria can assimilate host fatty acids to ensure bacterial survival."
 
 

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