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Researchers discover new toxin that impedes bacterial growth

19:00 EST 5 Nov 2019 | AAAS

(McMaster University) The researchers determined that the rapid production of (p)ppApp by this enzyme toxin depletes cells of a molecule called ATP. ATP is often referred to as the 'energy currency of the cell' so when the supply of ATP is exhausted, essential cellular processes are compromised and the bacteria die.

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