Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: A new culprit in antibacterial resistance: cysteine persulfide

(Kumamoto University) A joint research project based in Kumamoto University, Japan has developed a new, highly sensitive analytical method that can detect degraded β-lactam antibacterial agents used in the treatment of bacterial infections. With this method, researchers found that reactive sulfur species produced by bacteria degrade and inactivate β-lactam antibiotics.