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Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB)

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Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB)

 

What to study?

For Prelims and Mains: Scissors enzyme and its significance and about CCMB.

 

Why in News? Scientists at CCMB have discovered a new enzyme which helps in breaking cell walls of bacteria and hence, offers a potential for a new drug delivery route to arrest the anti-bacterial resistance.

Researchers discovered that by blocking ‘scissors enzyme’ from functioning, new ways to target microbes could be found, leading to a new wave of antibiotic drug. Other bacteria, too, have the same enzyme working on cell division as the cell wall is fundamental for bacterial growth and division.

 

Significance:

The new enzyme offers a potential for a new drug delivery route to arrest the anti-bacterial resistance through existing antibiotic drugs. It opens up fresh ways to target microbes, leading to a new wave of antibiotic drugs.

 

About Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology:

  • The Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB) is a premier research organization which conducts high quality basic research and trainings in frontier areas of modern biology, and promote centralized national facilities for new and modern techniques in the interdisciplinary areas of biology.
  • It was set up initially as a semi-autonomous Centre on April 1, 1977 with the Biochemistry Division of the then Regional Research Laboratory (presently, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, IICT) Hyderabad.
  • It is located in Hyderabad and operates under the aegis of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
  • It is designated as “Center of Excellence” by the Global Molecular and Cell Biology Network, UNESCO.

 

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