Tuberculosis is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. mTuberculosis
is a species of pathogenic bacteria and the causative agent of tuberculosis. Toxin-antitoxin (TA) systems regulate fundamental cellular processes in bacteria and represent potential therapeutic targets. Within the toxin-antitoxin system is a surprising function. Once the toxin is activated, all bacterial cells die stopping the disease. Researchers at EMBL in Hamburg investigated this promising feature for therapeutic targets.
Biologic Model of M.tuberculosis Anti-toxin Complex MbsT-MbsA. 3D printed in full-color sandstone and colored to visualize the different chains of the heterododecameric structure (trimer of heterotetramer). Designed to accompany publication: Tuberculosis: Commandeering a bacterial 'suicide' mechanism
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