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Bacteria can sense amino acids

This protein is found in a large and important group of bacteria that contains the causative agent of tuberculosis in humans, as well as important bacteria for the production of food and antibiotics.   A new study concluded that bacteria can recognize amino acids and regulate their metabolism in response to available nutrients. Researchers at the University of Leicester have stated that gathering knowledge about these bacteria could contribute to the development of drugs and antibiotics to combat various diseases, including tuberculosis.   They identified a specific protein function (G…

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