Mycobacterial polymerases: A possible drug target for TB treatment

  • Swati Meena CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Mall Road, Delhi, India.
  • Laxman S. Meena CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Mall Road, Delhi, India.
Keywords: Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Polymerase activity, Polymerase denaturation


Mycobacterium tuberculosis causes a deadly disease called Tuberculosis (TB).  It enters in a healthy person through respiration and ultimately reaches into lung epithelial cells, where it attacks on lung macrophages to replicate in it and increase its population.  For replication process, polymerase activity is essential.  There are some compounds which inhibit polymerase activity or denature polymerase enzyme such as Humic acid, Heparin, Urea, Organic compounds, Phenolic compounds etc.  In this manuscript, we are trying to show importance of M. tuberculosis pathogenesis by using polymerase activity that may be therapeutic drug target for TB.


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