Old antibiotics target TB with a new trick

Alfred J. Zullo, Sunhee Lee

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Autophagy is now recognized as a cellular defense mechanism that can restrict the growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Kim et al. (2012) demonstrate that antibiotics routinely used to treat Mtb infection elicit a host autophagy response critical for bacterial clearance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)419-420
Number of pages2
JournalCell Host and Microbe
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 17 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Virology


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