New mechanism points the way to breaking ribosome antibiotic resistance

(University of Groningen) Research groups from the University of Groningen reveal a novel mechanism of ribosome dimerization in the bacterium Lactococcus lactis using cryo-electron microscopy. As this dimerization renders ribosomes more resistant to antibiotics, this study provides the necessary structural basis to design new generations of antibiotics. The results are published in Nature Communications on Sept. 28.