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Trends Microbiol. 1997 Jun;5(6):234-40.

Bacterial resistance to aminoglycoside antibiotics.

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  • 1Dept of Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. jed@unixg.ubc.ca

Abstract

The aminoglycoside antibiotics are broad-spectrum antibacterial compounds that are used extensively for the treatment of many bacterial infections. In view of the current concerns over the global rise in antibiotic-resistant microorganisms, there has been renewed interest in the mechanisms of resistance to the aminoglycosides, including the superfamily of aminoglycoside-modifying enzymes.

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9211644
DOI:
10.1016/S0966-842X(97)01033-0
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