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Prokaryotic Toxin-Antitoxins

pp 341-360

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Biotechnological and Medical Exploitations of Toxin-Antitoxin Genes and Their Components

  • Guillermo de la Cueva-MéndezAffiliated withCentro Andaluz de Nanomedicina y Biotecnología (BIONAND), Parque Tecnológico de Andalucía Email author 
  • , Belén PimentelAffiliated withCentro Andaluz de Nanomedicina y Biotecnología (BIONAND), Parque Tecnológico de Andalucía

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Abstract

We review here the state of the art on the application of toxin–antitoxin pairs in biotechnology and medicine, touching on technologies that range from simple selection of recombinant DNA in the laboratory, to complex and ambitious therapeutic strategies that may become routine in the future.