International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Biology | India | Volume 4 Issue 6, June 2015


An Insight into the Cell Wall of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

Gaurav Tyagi [2] | SakshiTalwar | Parveen Garg


Abstract: Mycobacterium tuberculosis is the most successful pathogen of the present times. It operates via a very complex and indispensable cell wall that is responsible for the persistence and resistance of the bacteria inside the human host. Various kind of lipids are present in mycobacterial cell wall, some unique to Mycobacterium tuberculosis and some present evenly in other mycobacteria as well. Since these lipids play an important role in the successful establishment of infection and are essential for pathogenesis as well they may prove to be an effective drug targets in the present scenario where the emergence of MDR and XDR tuberculosis has challenged the efficacy of current drug regime.


Keywords: Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, Cell Wall, Lipids, Mycolic Acids


Edition: Volume 4 Issue 6, June 2015,


Pages: 1482 - 1485


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