Antibacterial Agents: Chemistry, Mode of Action, Mechanisms - download pdf or read online

By Rosaleen Anderson, Paul Groundwater, Adam Todd, Alan Worsley

ISBN-10: 0470972440

ISBN-13: 9780470972441

Antibacterial brokers act opposed to bacterial an infection both by means of killing the bacterium or via arresting its development. They do that by means of concentrating on bacterial DNA and its linked approaches, attacking bacterial metabolic procedures together with protein synthesis, or interfering with bacterial cellphone wall synthesis and function.

Antibacterial Agents is a necessary consultant to this crucial category of chemotherapeutic medicinal drugs. Compounds are organised in line with their goal, which is helping the reader comprehend the mechanism of motion of those medicines and the way resistance can come up. The publication makes use of an built-in “lab-to-clinic” strategy which covers drug discovery, resource or synthesis, mode of motion, mechanisms of resistance, scientific elements (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 focusing on metabolic tactics -  sulfonamide antibacterial brokers and trimethoprim
  • agents concentrating on protein synthesis - aminoglycoside, macrolide and tetracycline antibiotics, chloramphenicol, and oxazolidinones
  • agents focusing on mobilephone 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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2004). MBLs, enzymes which hydrolyse the b-lactam ring of carbapenems through a mechanism involving zinc ion catalysis, have recently emerged in Enterobacteriaceae and represent the greatest threat to the use of these antibiotics. For example, the gene for the newest MBL, NDM-1 (blaNDM-1), was only characterised in 2008 (it originated in India and Pakistan), but NDM-1 positive isolates have now been detected all across the globe, including the USA, UK, Europe, and Australia. These isolates have been detected in patients who have visited India (in an age where air travel can take us and our infections anywhere in the globe within 24 hours, this is not surprising), often for surgery (Walsh, 2010).

The fact that these agents are bactericidal rather than bacteriostatic is more difficult to address and is unlikely to be due to the inhibition of DNA synthesis, as the concentration of a quinolone required to block DNA synthesis is much lower than that required to kill cells. 6) (Froehlich-Ammon and Osheroff, 1995). Such double-strand DNA breaks, when generated by other means, are known to be lethal to cells (Drlica and Zhao, 1997). 5 Bacterial resistance As we suggested previously, knowing the mode of action of an antibacterial agent will help us to understand the way in which bacteria develop resistance, as the specific resistance mechanisms will be related to interference with the processes targeted by the antibacterial agent.

What cellular process the agents target in prokaryotic cells and how this differs from eukaryotic cells) and how bacteria will develop resistance to them. As you will have gathered from the title of this section, the quinolones exert their antibacterial activity by targeting DNA synthesis, so in order to understand how they do this, we need to look at the processes involved in DNA replication. We will also need to focus on how the quinolones can do this selectively in prokaryotic (bacterial) cells as, of course, this process will also be taking place in eukaryotic (mammalian) cells.

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