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Drug-tolerant cells that can tolerate bactericidal concentrations of drugs without genetic mutations. Here we show a novel regulatory pathway for controlling the formation of isoniazid-tolerant cells in Mycobacterium smegmatis.

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Novel transcriptional regulational machnism was determined in mycobacterial isoniazid tolerance: RbpA and σB association regulate ppk1 transcription to control contents of polyphosphate, and then modulate stress-induced tolerance in group and may function in tolerance of indiviral cell.

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This page is a summary of: RbpA and σB association regulates polyphosphate levels to modulate mycobacterial isoniazid-tolerance, Molecular Microbiology, April 2018, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/mmi.13952.
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