Lighting up the nascent cell wall.

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Many antibiotics target the assembly of the cell wall of eubacteria, a netlike 3D structure composed of layers of peptidoglycan (PG). Very little is known about how the lipid precursor of PG, lipid II, is inserted into the existing cell wall in a growing and dividing cell. A new study provides a powerful tool for investigating this insertion process and opens the door to understanding the mechanism of eubacterial cell wall biogenesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)425-428
Number of pages4
JournalACS chemical biology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Aug 22 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine


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