Accession Number:

AD1057991

Title:

Tolerant, Growing Cells from Nutrient Shifts are Not Persister Cells

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article - Open Access

Corporate Author:

Department of Chemical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University University Park United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2017-04-18

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

There is much controversy about the metabolic state of cells that are tolerant to antibiotics, known as persister cells. In this opinion piece, we offer an explanation for the discrepancy seen some laboratories are studying metabolically active and growing cell populations e.g., as a result of nutrient shifts and attributing the phenotypes that they discern to persister cells while other labs are studying dormant cells. We argue here that the metabolically active cell population should more accurately be considered tolerant cells, while the dormant cells are the true persister population.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Biology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE