lactamase inhibitor?

David L. Haviland, Ph.D. dhavilan at IMM2.IMM.UTH.TMC.EDU
Tue Mar 25 10:32:44 EST 1997


At 13:05 3/24/97 -0600, Tom A. Penfound wrote:
>In case no one has set the record straight... Clavulanic acid is a 
>suicide inhibitor of many beta lactamases, (blocks the active site). It is 
>produced by fermentation of _Streptomyces clavuligerus_.

Tom:

Many thanks for setting the record straight.  I stand corrected.

That's what I get for talking to a few freinds that prescribe it.  Guess I
should have looked in the PDR first! ;-)

TIA
David





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