beta-lactam antibiotic

Accession ARO:3000007
DefinitionBeta-lactam antibiotics are a broad class of antibiotics that include penams (penicillin derivatives), cephems (cephalosporins), monobactams, and carbapenems. These antibiotic agents contain a beta-lactam nucleus in its molecular structure. They are the most widely-used group of antibiotics.
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+ monobactam [Drug Class]
+ carbapenem [Drug Class]
+ penam [Drug Class]
+ cephem
+ penem [Drug Class]
+ oxacephem [Drug Class]
+ beta-lactam sensitive penicillin-binding protein targeted_by

Tipper DJ. 1985. Pharmacol Ther 27(1): 1-35. Mode of action of beta-lactam antibiotics. (PMID 3889939)