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Cell Walls Can Fight With Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria, Says New Research


Human health majorly lies in the serious threats due to antibiotic resistant bacteria. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has estimated that around 2000000 Americans are caught with the infections of antibiotic resistant bacteria, while 23000 die every year.

At least 6000 sickness every year are caused because of antibiotic resistant bacteria in the country, since a group of scientists says that these numbers are more supposed to be increasing over few upcoming years.

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However, the recent study published in the PLOS says that the resistant bacterial cells are weakened in their surrounding walls, which can be used to demolish them. E. coli-like gram negative bacteria have an envelope of cells which is made up from an inner and outer membrane.

Both the membranes are segregated by the area called as periplasm. The double cell walls allow bacteria to be more antibiotic and resistant. Those two membranes even communicate with each other and then search and fix the harm happened due to the antibiotics.

Some new compounds are being developed which could be interrupted by the bacterial cell walls along with killing more antibiotic resistant bacteria. The technique can also make old antibiotics which are becoming lesser beneficial and then again more effective.

Jean–François Collet, a professor from the Université Catholique de Louvain, who is one of the co-authors of the study, said that, “On the wall there is a protein that serves as a guard, and so when there are antibiotics coming this protein will feel that and will then turn inside and reach another protein on the inner membrane, and they will communicate.”