Switch-region: Target and Method for Inhibition of Bacterial Rna Polymerase

The invention provides a target and methods for specific binding and inhibition of RNA polymerase from bacterial species. The invention provides methods for identifying agents that bind to a bacterial RNA polymerase, and that inhibit an activity of a bacterial RNA polymerase, through interactions with a bacterial RNA polymerase homologous switch-region amino-acid sequence. Said methods comprise preparing a reaction solution comprising the compound to be tested and an entity containing a bacterial RNAP homologous switch-region amino-acid sequence, and detecting binding or inhibition. The invention has applications in control of bacterial gene expression, control of bacterial viability, control of bacterial growth, antibacterial chemistry, and antibacterial therapy.

US 20,100,311,074


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