Attenuation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis functionally disrupted in a fatty acyl-coenzyme A synthetase gene fadD5.


One key adaptation that Mycobacterium tuberculosis established to survive long term in vivo is a reliance on lipids as an energy source. M. tuberculosis H37Rv has 36 fadD genes annotated as putative fatty acyl-coenzyme A (CoA) synthetase genes, which encode enzymes that activate fatty acids for metabolism. One such gene, fadD5 (Rv0166), is located within… (More)
DOI: 10.1086/651452


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