Study unravels how microbes produce key compound used to fight cancer

Led by Emily Balskus, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, a team of researchers has untangled how bacteria found in soil are able to manufacture streptozotocin, showing for the first time that the compound is produced through an enzymatic pathway and revealing the novel chemistry that drives the process.

Study unravels how microbes produce key compound used to fight cancer

For decades, scientists and doctors have known that bacteria in soil were capable of manufacturing streptozotocin, an antibiotic compound that is also an important treatment for certain types ...

Thu 7 Feb 19 from Phys.org

How microbes produce key compound used to fight cancer

Researchers have untangled how bacteria found in soil are able to manufacture streptozotocin, showing for the first time that the compound is produced through an enzymatic pathway and revealing ...

Thu 7 Feb 19 from ScienceDaily

Microbial manufacturing

Led by Emily Balskus, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, a team of researchers has untangled how bacteria found in soil are able to manufacture streptozotocin, showing for the first ...

Wed 6 Feb 19 from Eurekalert

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