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Revolutionary antibiotics may save the world

An international team including the Lomonosov Moscow State University researchers discovered which enzyme enables Escherichia coli bacterium (E. coli) to breathe. The study is published in Scientific Reports.

Bd-Cytochrome
Schematic structure of the bd-cytochrome. The bd-cytochrome is located in the bacterial inner (cytoplasmic) membrane. Next — an Escherichia coli bacterium (a bacterium encounters a molecule of hydrogen sulfide (H2S).
Credit: Vitaly Borisov