Empowering Older Antibiotics Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Avycaz combines an older cephalosporin antibiotic, ceftazidime, and the β-lactamase inhibitor avibactam. Ceftazidime targets penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) in the bacterial periplasm that are required for cell wall synthesis. Avibactam blocks β-lactamases (β-L) in the periplasm, which would otherwise inactivate the antibiotics resulting in drug resistance.

publication date

  • October 2016

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