Drugs target

Question # 00781803 Posted By: Beeto Updated on: 10/26/2020 07:25 PM Due on: 10/26/2020
Subject Chemistry Topic Biochemistry Tutorials:
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Tetracycline is a widely used antibiotic for which resistance is now widespread. This drug

inhibits bacterial protein synthesis by binding to the bacterial ribosome, although experiments

show that tetracycline binds to human ribosomes with similar affinity! Propose a reason to

explain why the drug tend to accumulate in bacterial rather than human cells.

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