Deep learning-guided discovery of an antibiotic targeting Acinetobacter baumannii

  26 May 2023

Acinetobacter baumannii is a nosocomial Gram-negative pathogen that often displays multidrug resistance. Discovering new antibiotics against A. baumannii has proven challenging through conventional screening approaches. Fortunately, machine learning methods allow for the rapid exploration of chemical space, increasing the probability of discovering new antibacterial molecules. Here we screened ~7,500 molecules for those that inhibited the growth of A. baumannii in vitro.

 

Further reading: Nature Chemical Biology
Author(s): Gary Liu et al
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