By Rosaleen Anderson, Paul Groundwater, Adam Todd, Alan Worsley
Antibacterial brokers act opposed to bacterial an infection both by means of killing the bacterium or via arresting its progress. They do that by way of focusing on bacterial DNA and its linked approaches, attacking bacterial metabolic tactics together with protein synthesis, or interfering with bacterial phone wall synthesis and function.
Antibacterial Agents is an important advisor to this significant type of chemotherapeutic medicines. Compounds are organised in keeping with their goal, which is helping the reader comprehend the mechanism of motion of those medicines and the way resistance can come up. The booklet makes use of an built-in “lab-to-clinic” strategy which covers drug discovery, resource or synthesis, mode of motion, mechanisms of resistance, medical features (including hyperlinks to present directions, major drug interactions, cautions and contraindications), prodrugs and destiny improvements.
Agents coated include:
- agents concentrating on DNA - quinolone, rifamycin, and nitroimidazole antibacterial agents
- agents concentrating on metabolic procedures - sulfonamide antibacterial brokers and trimethoprim
- agents concentrating on protein synthesis - aminoglycoside, macrolide and tetracycline antibiotics, chloramphenicol, and oxazolidinones
- agents focusing on phone wall synthesis - β-Lactam and glycopeptide antibiotics, cycloserine, isonaizid, and daptomycin
Antibacterial Agents will discover a position at the bookshelves of scholars of pharmacy, pharmacology, pharmaceutical sciences, drug design/discovery, and medicinal chemistry, and as a bench reference for pharmacists and pharmaceutical researchers in academia and industry.
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