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Date:8/22/2007

want to design more powerful antibacterial drugs. Humans cannot make folate because they do not have any of the same molecular machinery. Therefore, its possible to design drugs that target the bacterial folate machinery that would not lead to side effects in humans.

Their discovery, says Amzel, identifies yet another potential antibacterial target. We are not in that business of drug designwere focused on the basics, figuring out how things work, he says. We do hope that others can use what we find to make new drugs.


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