Yet these organisms survive and even flourish in fluoride-rich environments. How?
Brandeis University scientists have an answer that may have implications for the treatment of bacterial diseases such as tuberculosis.
In a paper published in August in the journal eLife, professor of biochemistry Christopher Miller reports microorganisms have evolved an unusual fluoride-specific ion channel to export toxic fluoride from the cell. Postdoctoral researchers Randy Stockbridge, Janice Robertson and Ludmila Kolmakova-Partensky contributed to the paper.
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