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Antibiotics (Basel). 2014 Jul 2;3(3):317-40. doi: 10.3390/antibiotics3030317.

Drug Resistance Mechanisms in Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

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1
Laboratory of Microbiology, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Ghent University, K.L. Ledeganckstraat 35, 9000 Gent, Belgium. JuanCarlos.Palomino@ugent.be.
2
Laboratory of Microbiology, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Ghent University, K.L. Ledeganckstraat 35, 9000 Gent, Belgium. Anandi.Martin@ugent.be.

Abstract

Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious public health problem worldwide. Its situation is worsened by the presence of multidrug resistant (MDR) strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of the disease. In recent years, even more serious forms of drug resistance have been reported. A better knowledge of the mechanisms of drug resistance of M. tuberculosis and the relevant molecular mechanisms involved will improve the available techniques for rapid drug resistance detection and will help to explore new targets for drug activity and development. This review article discusses the mechanisms of action of anti-tuberculosis drugs and the molecular basis of drug resistance in M. tuberculosis.

KEYWORDS:

Mycobacterium tuberculosis; drug resistance; molecular mechanisms

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