Targeting spermidine production to combat emerging drug resistance in Salmonella

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IISc press release Bengaluru: Food-borne diseases like typhoid, caused by Salmonella Typhimurium, are a severe threat to public health, especially in India. The indiscriminate use of antibiotics has allowed this bacterium to become resistant, posing a major hurdle in treating infections. “Salmonella’s strategies to survive are par excellence. With an increase in antimicrobial resistance in Salmonella, it is just impossible to eradicate,” says Dipshikha Chakravortty, Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology (MCB), Indian Institute of Science (IISc). In a recent study published in Redox Biology, she and her…

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