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Trends Microbiol. 1997 Aug;5(8):309-13.

Natural functions of bacterial multidrug transporters.

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Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, University of Illinois, Chicago 60607, USA. neyfakh@uic.edu

Abstract

Bacteria express several multidrug transporters that recognize structurally dissimilar toxic molecules and expel them from cells. These transporters may have evolved to protect bacteria from diverse environmental toxins or to transport specific physiological compounds with the ability to expel drugs being only a fortuitous side effect.

PMID:
9263408
DOI:
10.1016/S0966-842X(97)01064-0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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