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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Antimicrobial Drug Action

Authors: Franklin, Trevor J., Snow, George Alan

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About this Textbook

This stimulating new edition of the well-respected title Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Antimicrobial Drug Action primarily covers medically important antimicrobial agents, but also includes some compounds not in current medical use which have been invaluable as research tools in biochemistry.

Since the previous edition, of this book, the impact of molecular biology on our understanding of the mechanisms of antimicrobial action and drug resistance has evolved significantly. This is reflected in the book’s coverage with new material covering the remarkable recent developments in unraveling the complex molecular details of drug interactions with such key targets as ribosomes and the enzymes of nucleic acid replication and microbial cell wall biosynthesis. The new addition also reviews key advances in the biochemistry and molecular biology of drug-resistant pathogens including viruses, parasitic protozoa, fungi and the much feared ‘superbugs’ such as MRSA.

Completely updated and rewritten, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Antimicrobial Drug Action will be of great use to medical and biological sciences students taking courses in pharmacology, molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry and chemotherapeutics. Because of the wealth of information within the covers of this important book, all those involved in research into drug action and development, whether in the pharmaceutical industry or academia, will find Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Antimicrobial Drug Action invaluable. It should also be on the shelves of all libraries, in university medical schools and departments of biological sciences, biochemistry and pharmacology.

Reviews

From the reviews of the sixth edition:

"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)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • The development of antimicrobial agents, past, present and future

    Pages 1-15

  • Vulnerable shields—the cell walls of bacteria and fungi

    Pages 17-45

  • Antimicrobial agents and cell membranes

    Pages 47-64

  • Inhibitors of nucleic acid biosynthesis

    Pages 65-83

  • Inhibitors of protein biosynthesis

    Pages 85-105

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-27566-6
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Hardcover $119.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-3549-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Antimicrobial Drug Action
Authors
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-27566-6
DOI
10.1007/0-387-27566-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-22554-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3549-6
Edition Number
6
Number of Pages
X, 182
Number of Illustrations and Tables
89 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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