Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, October 25th, 1999
The researchers also found that the protein is produced ultimately from two distinct genes, a discovery that challenges traditional assumptions about how proteins are made.
The small, circular protein, called RTD-1, is an effective killer of bacteria and fungi and has never been seen in animals before. It most closely resembles circular proteins that work against viruses and have been seen only in tropical plants. The discovery of this protein in animals could...
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