Hijacking the epigenetic mechanisms of A. baumannii

Document Type : Invited review article


Department of Microbiology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (SIMATS), Saveetha University, Chennai-600 077, Tamilnadu, India


Epigenetic mechanisms attribute to the resistance and virulence of Acinetobacter baumannii sparking a renewed area of research. Unveiling the targets pertained to the epigenetic modulation in the bacterium would aid in the curbing its complications in various recalcitrant infections. This review thus throws light on the various epigenetic mechanisms exhibited by A. bauamnnii, urging the need to implement epigenetic based novel strategies in precision medicine.


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