Susceptibility of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Cytochrome bd Oxidase Mutants to Compounds Targeting the Terminal Respiratory Oxidase, Cytochrome c. Academic Article uri icon


  • We deleted subunits I (cydA) and II (cydB) of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis cytochrome bd menaquinol oxidase. The resulting cydA and cydAB mutants were hypersusceptible to compounds targeting the mycobacterial bc1 menaquinol-cytochrome c oxidoreductase and exhibited bioenergetic profiles indistinguishable from strains deficient in the ABC-type transporter, CydDC, predicted to be essential for cytochrome bd assembly. These results confirm CydAB and CydDC as potential targets for drugs aimed at inhibiting a terminal respiratory oxidase implicated in pathogenesis.

published proceedings

  • Antimicrob Agents Chemother

altmetric score

  • 11.75

author list (cited authors)

  • Moosa, A., Lamprecht, D. A., Arora, K., Barry, C. E., Boshoff, H., Ioerger, T. R., ... Warner, D. F.

citation count

  • 49

complete list of authors

  • Moosa, Atica||Lamprecht, Dirk A||Arora, Kriti||Barry, Clifton E||Boshoff, Helena IM||Ioerger, Thomas R||Steyn, Adrie JC||Mizrahi, Valerie||Warner, Digby F

publication date

  • October 2017