Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, May 11th, 2004
M. tuberculosis H37Rv, "the causative agent of the dreaded disease tuberculosis, contains three thioredoxins and a single thioredoxin reductase," scientists in India explained. "Thioredoxin reductase is a member of the pyridine-nucleotide disulfide oxidoreductase family of flavoenzymes."
In a study conducted by M. Akif and coauthors at the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, the "thioredoxin reductase gene with a His tag at the C-terminus was expressed in Escherichia coli and purified.
"The dimeric (70 kDa) protein was...
Want to see the full article?
Welcome to NewsRx!
Learn more about a six-week, no-risk free trial of TB and Outbreaks Week