yersinia at GATE.CYBERNEX.NET
Tue Mar 18 21:51:17 EST 1997
Thomas Burmeister (Germany) wrote,
<Spectinomycin is a aminoglycoside-antibiotic. it is obtained from
cultures of Streptomyces spectabilis (a fungus). It acts - like all
aminoglycosides - by binding to bacterial ribosomes (small spheric
particles that are essential for protein synthesis in the bacterium). It
has a primarily bactericidal effect. The main field of application is
against penicillin-resistant gonococci (or if the patient with gonorrhoea
has a penicillin allergy).
Could this be used against Neisseria meningitidis also? I mean, if it
works against N. gonorrhoeae...? Are N. meningitidis and N. gonorrhoeae
closely enough related?
Mycelium is Yourcelium.
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