Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, April 8th, 2003
"Some members of the DNA-binding protein from stationary phase cells (Dps) family of proteins have been shown to play an important role in protecting microorganisms from oxidative or nutritional stress," researchers in India explained. "Dps homologs have been identified in various bacteria such as Escherichia coli, Bacillus subtilis, and Listeria innocua.
"Recently we have reported the presence of a Dps homolog, Ms-Dps, in Mycobacterium smegmatis," wrote S. Gupta and coauthors at the Indian Institute of Science. This protein "was found to...
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