Previous chapters have discussed strategies for developing antibiotics that target bacteria without causing damage to the human cells. However, certain antibiotics such as chloramphenicol and tetracyclines may have unwanted side effects on mitochondrial function and may cause side effects such as bone marrow suppression. Which strategy for targeting a bacterial cell would also be likely to adversely affect mitochondria?

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Targeting bacterial RNA polymerase to prevent transcription

  

Targeting peptidoglycan to lyse the cell wall

  

Targeting bacterial DNA gyrase to prevent DNA replication

  

Targeting the 70S ribosome to inhibit protein synthesis

 

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Targeting the 70S ribosome to inhibit protein synthesis

 

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