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New study explains Mycobacterium tuberculosis high resistance to drugs and immunity

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(Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)) A consortium of researchers from Russia, Belarus, Japan, Germany, and France led by a Skoltech scientist have uncovered the way in which Mycobacterium tuberculosis survives in iron-deficient conditions by utilizing rubredoxin B, a protein from a rubredoxin family that play an important role in adaptation to changing environmental conditions. The new study is part of an effort to study the role of M. tuberculosis enzymes in developing resistance to the human immune system and medication.
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