The double life of antibiotics.

Mee-Ngan Frances Yap*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Antibiotic resistance is a persistent health care problem worldwide. Evidence for the negative consequences of subtherapeutic feeding in livestock production has been mounting while the antibiotic pipeline is drying up. In recent years, there has been a paradigm shift in our perception of antibiotics. Apart from its roles in self-defense, antibiotics also serve as inter-microbial signaling molecules, regulators of gene expression, microbial food sources, and as mediators of host immune response.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)320-324
Number of pages5
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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