Bactericidal antibiotics and oxidative stress: a radical proposal.

  title={Bactericidal antibiotics and oxidative stress: a radical proposal.},
  author={Daniel J Hassett and James A. Imlay},
  journal={ACS chemical biology},
  volume={2 11},
A recent publication suggests that many antibiotics exert their bactericidal effects via the production of hydroxyl radicals, regardless of their molecular targets. This proposal represents an abrupt departure from conventional models, and it will attract further experimental tests. 

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