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Why do antibiotics lack inhibitory activity against eukaryotic cells such as fungi?

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Dr. Andrew Ho
Psychiatry
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In brief: Targeting

If an antibiotic targets a protein that is only essential to prokaryotic cells, then in eukaryotic cells, it will not work as an antibiotic.
It is all about the right drug working against the right target in the intended organism.

In brief: Targeting

If an antibiotic targets a protein that is only essential to prokaryotic cells, then in eukaryotic cells, it will not work as an antibiotic.
It is all about the right drug working against the right target in the intended organism.
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