Synthesis of potent antibiotic follows unusual chemical pathway

Images of a protein involved in creating a potent antibiotic reveal the unusual first steps of the antibiotic's synthesis. The improved understanding of the chemistry behind this process, detailed in a new study led by Penn ...

Tryptophan supports intestinal tracts of stressed trouts

A biologist from RUDN University has found the most beneficial concentration of tryptophan for rainbow trout. When added to the diet of the fish, this amino acid supports the immune system and reduces oxidative stress in ...

"Monkey wrench" molecule jams tuberculosis protein

Tuberculosis has now surpassed HIV worldwide as the leading cause of death due to infectious disease. The bacteria that causes this disease, Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), is quickly developing resistance to currently ...