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Biochemistry of antimicrobial action

Author: T J Franklin; G A Snow
Publisher: London ; New York : Chapman and Hall, 1989.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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The rapid advances made in the study of the synthesis, structure and function of biological macromolecules in the last fifteen years have enabled scientists concerned with antimicrobial agents to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Franklin, T.J.
Biochemistry of antimicrobial action.
London ; New York : Chapman and Hall, 1989
(DLC) 88020222
(OCoLC)18106102
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: T J Franklin; G A Snow
ISBN: 9789400908253 9400908253
OCLC Number: 556327134
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 216 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1 The Development of Antimicrobial Agents, Past, Present and Future.- The social and economic importance of antimicrobial agents.- An outline of the historical development of antimicrobial agents and of chemotherapeutic theories.- Reasons for studying the biochemistry of antimicrobial compounds.- Development of biochemical knowledge of antimicrobial action.- Scope and layout of the present book.- 2 The Bacterial Cell Wall - A Vulnerable Shield.- Functions of the wall.- Wall structure.- Structure and biosynthesis of peptidoglycan.- Antibiotics that inhibit peptidoglycan biosynthesis.- 3 Antiseptics, Antibiotics and the Cell Membrane.- Microbe killers: antiseptics and disinfectants.- Polypeptide antibiotics.- Ionophoric antibiotics.- Polyene antibiotics.- An inhibitor of membrane phospholipid biosynthesis.- 4 Inhibitors of Nucleic Acid Synthesis.- Compounds affecting the biosynthesis of nucleotide precursors.- Inhibitors of nucleic acid synthesis at the polymerization level.- 5 Inhibitors of Protein Synthesis.- Ribosomes.- Stages in protein biosynthesis.- Puromycin.- Inhibitors of aminoacyl-tRNA formation.- Inhibitors of initiation-complex formation and tRNA-ribosome interaction.- Inhibitors of peptide bond formation and translocation.- Nucleic acid synthesis during inhibition of protein synthesis.- Effects of inhibitors of 70S ribosomes on eukaryotic cells.- 6 Antifungal, Antiprotozoal and Antiviral Agents.- Compounds used to treat protozoal diseases.- Compounds used to treat fungal diseases.- Compounds used to treat virus diseases.- 7 Penetrating the Defences: How Antimicrobial Agents Reach Their Targets.- Cellular permeability barriers to drug penetration.- Some examples of modes of penetration of antimicrobial agents.- The exploitation of transport systems in the design of new antimicrobial agents.- 8 Resistance to Antimicrobial Drugs.- The genetics of drug resistance.- Spread of drug resistance by gene transfer.- Biochemical mechanisms of drug resistance.- Bacterial tolerance.- Practical approaches to the control of drug resistance.
Responsibility: T.J. Franklin and G.A. Snow ; in collaboration with K.J. Barrett-Bee and R.D. Nolan.

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