Search Results for Vancomycin

Molecule of the Month articles (1) Learning Resource documents (4) Structural Biology Highlights articles (1)
Molecule of the Month articles (1)
Vancomycin

December 2015

The antibiotic vancomycin blocks the construction of bacterial cell walls.

Learning Resource documents (4)
2018 Calendar: Mechanisms of Antimicrobial Resistance

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Antibiotics have saved countless lives, but pathogens are quickly finding ways to survive antibiotic treatment. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are predicted to become the leading cause of death worldwide, with an expected death rate of 10 million people annually by 2050. They take many approaches: pumping antibiotics out of their cells, altering the molecular machinery that the antibiotics target, and attacking the antibiotics directly. Atomic structures publicly available in the PDB are revealing the details of drug resistance and providing new ways to combat it.

Superbugs! How Bacteria Evolve Resistance to Antibiotics

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Antibiotics are one of the miracles of modern medicine, allowing us to fight infection by pathogenic bacteria. Antibiotics attack essential molecular machines in bacteria, stopping or slowing their action and ultimately killing the cell.

Superbugs! Bacteria Evolve Resistance to Antibiotics

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Antibiotics are one of the miracles of modern medicine, allowing us to fight infection by pathogenic bacteria. Explore how antibiotics attack essential molecular machines in bacteria with this interactive animation.

Antibiotics in Action

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Shown are some classes of antibiotics and their target protein/molecule organized by the biochemical pathway they interrupt.

Structural Biology Highlights articles (1)
Peptidyl-carrier Proteins

PSI researchers have determined the structure of a new class of peptidyl-carrier proteins, helping to understand how cells make exotic peptides without using ribosomes.