Glutathione facilitates antibiotic resistance and photosystem I stability during exposure to gentamicin in cyanobacteria

Jeffrey C. Cameron, Himadri B. Pakrasi

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Abstract

Understanding mechanisms of antibiotic resistance is important to the fields of biology and medicine. We find that glutathione contributes to antibiotic resistance in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Our results also suggest that glutathione protects photosystem I from oxidative damage resulting from growth in the presence of gentamicin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3547-3550
Number of pages4
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Volume77
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2011

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