© 1975

Mechanism of Action of Antimicrobial and Antitumor Agents

  • John W. Corcoran
  • Fred E. Hahn
  • J. F. Snell
  • K. L. Arora

Part of the Antibiotics book series (ANTIBIOTICS, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Interference with Nucleic Acid Biosynthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kurt W. Kohn
      Pages 3-11
    3. Harold T. Shigeura
      Pages 12-20
    4. Hamao Umezawa
      Pages 21-33
    5. Susan B. Horwitz
      Pages 48-57
    6. Fred E. Hahn
      Pages 58-78
    7. Fred E. Hahn
      Pages 79-100
    8. Z. Kurylo-Borowska
      Pages 129-140
    9. Michael Waring
      Pages 141-165
    10. Irving H. Goldberg
      Pages 166-173
    11. William A. Goss, Thomas M. Cook
      Pages 174-196
    12. G. F. Gause
      Pages 197-202
    13. Alan David Wolfe
      Pages 203-233
    14. Ken Katagiri, Tadashi Yoshida, Kosaburo Sato
      Pages 234-251
    15. W. Wehrli, M. Staehelin
      Pages 252-268
    16. G. F. Gause
      Pages 269-273
    17. Erich Hirschberg
      Pages 274-302

About this book


This volume is the third in the series devoted to Antibiotics initiated by Springer Verlag in 1967. The first two volumes were devoted to the Mode of Action of Antibiotics and Biogenesis, respectively and were received graciously. During the intervening years these two works have been used often by research workers and students alike and have been quoted extensively. Although a number of other excellent treatises on antibiotics have appeared, the Springer series has set a standard for thoroughness and quality that meets the need of the scientific community. It is against this background that the present Editors set about the preparation of a third volume in the Series on Antibiotics. Since the appearance of Volume I, also dealing with Mechanism of Action, tremendous strides have been made in the depth and breadth of our knowledge of molecular biology, microbial chemistry and molecular pharmacology and of their direct application to studies on the mode of action of drugs. The field of molecular biology itself was in its relative infancy during the preceding decade and the unique role played by many anti­ biotics in the development of our understanding of nucleic acid synthesis and function and its relationship to protein synthesis and cell physiology has led rapidly to a very precise, understanding of how many of these same antibiotics inhibit susceptible cells.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John W. Corcoran
    • 1
  • Fred E. Hahn
    • 2
  • J. F. Snell
  • K. L. Arora
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry, The Medical and Dental SchoolsNorthwestern UniversityChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Department of the Army, Walter Reed Army Institute of ResearchWalter Reed Army Medical CenterUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Mechanism of Action of Antimicrobial and Antitumor Agents
  • Editors J. W. Corcoran
    F. E. Hahn
  • Series Title Antibiotics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1975
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-06653-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-46306-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-46304-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 744
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Microbiology
    Medical Microbiology
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