Answer to Question #105072 in Microbiology for Kylie

Question #105072
Describe the different mechanisms of action of antibacterial agents.
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2020-03-16T10:08:39-0400

·       Inhibition of Cell Wall Synthesis (block steps in the biosynthesis of peptidoglycan)

·       Inhibition of Protein Synthesis (Translation) (blocking of cytoplasmic ribosome binding)

·       Interfering with Cell Membrane Permeability (interact with the lipopolysaccharide component of the membrane of gram-negative bacteria)

·       Inhibition of Nucleic Acid Synthesis (DNA, RNA) (for example blocking RNA polymerase activity)

·       Inhibition of Metaboliric Pathways (inhibitors for bacterial enzymes)



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