© 1979

Mechanism of Action of Antibacterial Agents

  • Fred E. Hahn

Part of the Antibiotics book series (ANTIBIOTICS, volume 5 / 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. D. R. Storm, W. A. Toscano Jr.
    Pages 1-17
  3. N. Tanaka
    Pages 18-25
  4. O. Pongs
    Pages 26-42
  5. W. H. Beggs
    Pages 43-66
  6. E. P. Bakker
    Pages 67-97
  7. K. Takayama, L. A. Davidson
    Pages 98-119
  8. H. Takeshima, I. Umezawa
    Pages 120-126
  9. F. N. Chang
    Pages 127-134
  10. A. M. Pedrini
    Pages 154-175
  11. D. R. McCalla
    Pages 176-213
  12. M. J. Ryan
    Pages 214-234
  13. N. Tanaka
    Pages 235-242
  14. A. Ogilvie, W. Kersten
    Pages 243-263
  15. I. H. Goldberg
    Pages 264-271
  16. B. J. Wallace, P.-C. Tai, B. D. Davis
    Pages 272-303
  17. A. Kaji, M. Ryoji
    Pages 304-328
  18. E. Cundliffe
    Pages 329-343
  19. G. Högenauer
    Pages 344-360

About this book


The first volume of Antibiotics was published in 1967 and contained a series of review papers on antibiotic actions. The editors, Drs. GOTTLIEB and SHAW, were aware of the rapid development of this field of study and provided a number of addenda in an effort to keep knowledge up to date while the book was in production. One year after the publication of Antibiotics I, this editor had a conference with Dr. KONRAD F. SPRINGER in which it became clear that another volume on actions of antibiotics would be necessary. For a variety of reasons, this was delayed until 1975 and became Antibiotics III. It did not contain addenda since it was recognized by the editors, Drs. CORCORAN and HAHN, that still another volume would have to follow and that in a moving field, such as the study of the actions of antibacterial drugs, no publication can be definitive or remain current, except for a limited period of time. The editors of Volume III grouped the contributions into sections: 1. Inter­ ference with nucleic acid biosyntheses, 2. Interference with protein biosynthesis, and 3. Interference with cell wall/membrane biosynthesis, specific enzyme sys­ tems, and those in which the mode of action was not known with certainty.


Antibiotikum Biosynthese Chemotherapeutikum antibiotic bacteria cell enzyme protein research

Editors and affiliations

  • Fred E. Hahn
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of the Army, Walter Reed Army Institute of ResearchWalter Reed Army Medical CenterUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Mechanism of Action of Antibacterial Agents
  • Editors Fred E. Hahn
  • Series Title Antibiotics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-09342-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-46405-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-46403-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 378
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pharmacology/Toxicology
    Medical Microbiology
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