Steph Bornemann and Rainer Kalscheuer
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a bacterial pathogen responsible for most cases of the infectious disease known as tuberculosis (TB). This bacterium has become increasingly resistant to antibiotics. Research carried out at the John Innes Centre on the Norwich Research Park has identified potential drug targets within the bacterium that could lead to new therapies. The image shows M. tuberculosis alongside the 3D structure of maltose, which is an intermediate in one of the recently identified pathways that includes the potential target GlgE.