1. A Guide to the 8 Most Common Classes of Antibiotics

    A Guide to the 8 Most Common Classes of Antibiotics
    A Guide to the 8 Most Common Classes of Antibiotics Antibiotics have prevented millions of deaths and radically changed healthcare during the last century. There are dozens of different types of antibiotics, with each of them grouped into different classes. The following list includes eight of the most common classes of antibiotics, what they are generally used for and some...
  2. Beta Lactamase Inhibitors in Anti-Seizure Research

    Beta Lactamase Inhibitors in Anti-Seizure Research
    Beta-lactam antibiotics contain a cyclic amide ring of which mimics the structure of the terminal amino acid residues comprising the peptidoglycan matrix. It is this structure that the enzyme Beta-Lactamase acts upon as a method of antibiotic defense, hydrolyzing the ring and compromising the structure as a result. Structure and function are intrinsically related; without proper structure, the function is...

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