Journal article

Antibiotic Resistance ABC-F Proteins: Bringing Target Protection into the Limelight

Liam KR Sharkey, Alex J O'Neill

ACS INFECTIOUS DISEASES | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2018

Abstract

Members of the ATP-binding cassette (ABC)-F protein subfamily collectively mediate resistance to a broader range of clinically important antibiotic classes than any other group of resistance proteins and are widespread in pathogenic bacteria. Following over 25 years' of controversy regarding the mechanism by which these proteins work, it has recently been established that they provide antibiotic resistance through the previously recognized but underappreciated phenomenon of target protection; they bind to the ribosome to effect the release of ribosome-targeted antibiotics, thereby rescuing the translation apparatus from antibiotic-mediated inhibition. Here we review the ABC-F resistance prot..

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