Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, March 30th, 1998
"It is evident that mycobacteria are capable of both producing galactopyranosyl residues de novo by the route of UDP-glucose 4-epimerase as well as scavenging galactose by route of galactokinase and UDP-glucose-galactose-1-phosphate uridylyltransferase," A. Weston and colleagues wrote ("Biosynthetic Origin of Mycobacterial Cell Wall Galactofuranosyl Residues," Tubercle and Lung Disease, February 1998;78(2):123-131).
The mycobacterial cell wall is a good target for new...
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