Research team at IIT-Roorkee discovers new antibacterial molecule

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Source: The post is based on the article “Research team at IIT-Roorkee discovers new antibacterial molecule” published in The Hindu on 13th March 2023.

What is the News?

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee have discovered a new antibacterial molecule named IITR00693.

What is IITR00693?

IITR00693 is a novel antibacterial molecule that could help fight against drug-resistant infections

It has shown potent antibacterial activity against a wide range of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria including some of the most problematic drug-resistant strains.

IITR00693 acts like a dual sword: It not only strikes down the most stubborn bacteria but also prevents the emergence of resistance, ensuring that it remains effective for generations to come.

It potentiates the activity of polymyxins against the two most notorious multidrug-resistant skin-infecting pathogens, Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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