Peptidoglycan: Another brick in the wall

June 20th, 2017 by Anthony J Clarke

Nature Chemical Biology 13, 695 (2017). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2419

Author: Anthony J Clarke

Lipid II embodies the bricks used to build the essential bacterial cell wall component peptidoglycan. A facile new procedure for preparation of species-specific Lipid II in high yields can now be used to unlock the door to antibiotic discovery.