Biochemistry of Antimicrobial Action

  • Authors
  • T. J. Franklin
  • G. A. Snow

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. T. J. Franklin, G. A. Snow
    Pages 20-54
  3. T. J. Franklin, G. A. Snow
    Pages 55-72
  4. T. J. Franklin, G. A. Snow
    Pages 73-111
  5. T. J. Franklin, G. A. Snow
    Pages 112-136
  6. T. J. Franklin, G. A. Snow
    Pages 137-160
  7. T. J. Franklin, G. A. Snow
    Pages 173-200
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 201-216

About this book


The rapid advances made in the study of the synthesis, structure and function of biological macromolecules in the last fifteen years have enabled scientists concerned with antimicrobial agents to achieve a considerable measure of understanding of how these substances inhibit cell growth and division. The use of antimicrobial agents as highly specific inhibitors has in turn substantially assisted the investigation of complex biochemical pro­ cesses. The literature in Ihis field is so extensive however, that we considered an attempt should be made to draw together in an introductory book the more significant studies of recent years. This book, which is in fact based on lec­ ture courses given by us to undergraduates at Liverpool and Manchester Universities, is therefore intended as an introduction 'to the biochemistry of antimicrobial action for advanced students in many disciplines. We hope that it may also be useful to established scientists who are new to this area of research. The book is concerned with a discussion of medically important antimicro­ bial compounds and also a number of agents that, although having no medical uses, have proved invaluable as research tools in biochemistry. Our aim has been to esent pr the available information in a simple and readable way, emphasizing the established facts rather than more controversial material. Whenever possible, however, we have indicated the gaps in the present knowledge of the subject where further information is required.


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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6857-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0825-3
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