beta-lactamase beta-lactamase


  • (n) enzyme produced by certain bacteria that inactivates penicillin and results in resistance to that antibiotic


  • Dynamical properties in antibiotic resistance enzyme investigated

    Using biophysical modeling and bioinformatics analysis, researchers show significant evolution in the structural characteristics and physiochemical properties of the antibiotic-destroying enzyme beta-lactamase across bacterial families, but also find that these evolutionary characteristics do not appear to be specifically related to different versions of antibiotic resistance. The results are ...
    on July 19, 2013     Source: Science Daily

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