Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The next enchanted ring?

Using genomics, a chemistry lab has worked out the biosynthetic machinery that makes a new class of antibiotic compounds called the beta-lactones. Like the beta-lactams, they have an unstable four-member ring. The key to their kill mechanism it is also difficult to synthesize.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily http://ift.tt/2rBySOi

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