Cycloserine

Cycloserine

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Cycloserine is an antibiotic effective against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. For the treatment of tuberculosis, it is classified as a second line drug, i.e. its use is only considered if one or more first line drugs cannot be used. Although in principle active against other bacteria as well, cycloserine is not commonly used in the treatment of infections other than tuberculosis. The terminal two amino acid residues of the murein precursor lipid II consist of D-alanine, which is produced by the enzyme alanine racemase; the two residues are joined by D-alanine ligase. Both enzymes are competitively inhibited by cycloserine.show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Fec Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135833065
  • 9786135833065