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Cell discovery could lead to new TB drugs

Last Update 06/04/2021

Researchers in the Netherlands have made a discovery that could be used to develop new drugs to fight tuberculosis.


Researchers in the Netherlands have made a discovery that could be used to develop new drugs to fight tuberculosis (TB).

Scientists have recently discovered that immune cells try to protect the body against TB by breaking down the bacteria when it feels under threat.

In their study, published in the journal, Cell Host & Microbe, the researchers examined this process in zebrafish.

They pinpointed a particular trigger for this immune cell response, a protein called DRAM1. The discovery suggests that the protein could be used to develop new TB drugs in the future.

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