Scientists Develop Greener, More Efficient Method for Producing Next-Generation Antibiotics

July 27, 2022

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Scientists Develop Greener More Efficient Method For Producing Next Generation Antibiotics
Presented by Michigan News

David Sherman, a research professor at the U-M Life Sciences Institute and College of Pharmacy, discusses the development of a method for altering a class of antibiotics to lead to the more efficient production of antibiotics that are effective against drug-resistant bacteria. Using microscopic organisms that produce these compounds naturally, Sherman and the team used protein engineering to replace one part of the system’s native machinery with a functionally similar mouse gene to make new compounds. The faculty expert further highlights their research and the implications of this method.

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