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Record number 407402
Title beta-Lactam and glycopeptide antibiotics: first and last line of defense?
Author(s) Jovetic, S.; Yang Zhu, Yang; Marcone, G.L.; Marinelli, F.; Tramper, J.
Source Trends in Biotechnology 28 (2010)12. - ISSN 0167-7799 - p. 596 - 604.
Department(s) Bioprocess Engineering
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2010
Keyword(s) resistant staphylococcus-aureus - methicillin resistance - antimicrobial resistance - lipid-ii - streptococcus-pneumoniae - vancomycin resistance - crystal-structures - biological cost - united-states - fitness cost
Abstract Most infections are caused by bacteria, many of which are ever-evolving and resistant to nearly all available antibiotics beta-Lactams and glycopeptides are used to combat these infections by inhibiting bacterial cell-wall synthesis This mechanism remains an interesting target in the search for new antibiotics in light of failed genomic approaches and the limited input of major pharmaceutical companies Several strategies have enriched the pipeline of bacterial cell-wall inhibitors examples include combining screening strategies with lesser explored microbial diversity, or reinventing known scaffolds based on structure-function relationships Drugs developed using novel strategies will contribute to the arsenal in fight against the continued emergence of bacterial resistance
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