Recent Progress Towards the Identification of Inhibitors of Mycobacterial Cell Wall Polysaccharide Biosynthesis

Author(s): Todd L. Lowary

Journal Name: Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 3 , Issue 7 , 2003

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Mycobacterial infections have recently attracted significant attention from international health agencies due to the resurgence of these diseases worldwide. This review summarizes the recent work directed towards the identification of new anti-tuberculosis agents that act by inhibiting mycobacterial cell wall polysaccharide biosynthesis.

Keywords: tuberculsosis, mycobacteria, polysaccharides, furanosides, bacterial cell wall, inhibitors

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Year: 2003
Published on: 01 March, 2012
Page: [689 - 702]
Pages: 14
DOI: 10.2174/1389557033487683
Price: $65

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