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Aeruginosa transposon mutant library . Despite these many screens, a mutant with a complete lack of persisters has not been identified. The mutants identified to date can display altered levels of persisters to one or more class of drugs. This strongly suggests that there is not a central mechanism for persister formation and persisters surviving different antibiotic treatments are not identical. It is more likely that persisters can be formed through different mechanisms and there is a degree of cross talk between these mechanisms that can lead multidrug-tolerant persisters.
Recognized the unique ability of the drug to target persister cells . They reported that although a stationary population of S. aureus is highly tolerant to a range of antibiotics in vitro it remains susceptible to ADEP. However, following an initial death phase, the high frequency of resistant mutants allowed the culture to rebound and repopulate. ADEP paired with rifampicin resulted in eradication of the population due to increased antibiotic susceptibility of the ADEP4-resistant clpP null mutants.
Acyldepsipeptides (ADEPs) are a new class of antibiotics discovered by Eli Lily in 1985. Brotz-Oesterhelt et al. found that ADEP targets the ClpP protease, opening the proteolytic core resulting in ATP-independent proteolysis . Despite impressive efficacy in a variety of animal models of acute infection, development of the drug was not pursued due to high frequency of resistance (1 Â 10À6) due to null mutation of the nonessential clpP gene. 26 Sarah E. Rowe et al. Importantly, ADEP activates and dysregulates ClpP in an ATP-independent manner .