Susceptibility of Mycobacterium tuberculosis cytochrome bd oxidase mutants to compounds targeting the terminal respiratory oxidase, cytochrome c

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Abstract

  • We deleted subunits I (cydA) and II (cydB) of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis cytochrome bd menaquinol oxidase. The resulting ΔcydA and ΔcydAB mutants were hypersusceptible to compounds targeting the mycobacterial bc menaquinol-cytochrome c oxidoreductase and exhibited bioenergetic profiles indistinguishable from strains deficient in the ABC-type transporter, CydDC, predicted to be essential for cytochrome bd assembly. These results confirm CydAB and CydDC as potential targets for drugs aimed at inhibiting a terminal respiratory oxidase implicated in pathogenesis. 1
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  • Moosa A; Lamprecht DA; Arora K; Barry CE; Boshoff HIM; Ioerger TR; Steyn AJC; Mizrahi V; Warner DF
  • Volume

  • 61
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  • 10