Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Antimicrobial Drug Action / Edition 6

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The subject is one of major interest in basic microbiology and infectious diseases and the book is a known classic.

Appropriate for: Medical Students, Science Students.

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"This sixth edition builds on the successful formula of its predecessors with an accessible small format, clear diagrams and illustrations, key antibiotic structures and an engaging explanatory text. … the great strength ... is that it has managed to convey the essentials of the topic without … expanding in girth at each edition. … this book remains the first port of call for those requiring an overview of the topic or seeking a starting point for more in-depth information on an unfamiliar antimicrobial." (Jonathan H Cove, British Toxicology Society Newsletter, Winter, 2005)

Covers medically important antimicrobial compounds, as well as those not currently in use medically but which are valuable as research tools in biochemistry. This fifth edition concentrates on the action of compounds in clinical use against micro-organisms, and reflects advances in molecular biology, with new chapters on molecular genetics and biochemistry of antimicrobial drug resistance. Of interest to medical and biological sciences students, and researchers in drug action and development. Formerly titled . Snow was previously with Zeneca Pharmaceuticals. Franklin is a scientific advisor to FibroGen Inc. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441935496
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 10/15/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 6th ed. 2005
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 182
  • Product dimensions: 0.41 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 7.00 (d)

Table of Contents

The development of antimicrobial agents, past, present and future.- Vulnerable shields—the cell walls of bacteria and fungi.- Antimicrobial agents and cell membranes.- Inhibitors of nucleic acid biosynthesis.- Inhibitors of protein biosynthesis.- Antimicrobial drugs with other modes of action.- Attack and defense: drug transport across cell walls and membranes.- The genetic basis of resistance to antimicrobial drugs.- Biochemical mechanisms of resistance to antimicrobial drugs.

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