does penicillin (beta-lactamase inhibitors) affect viruses?
Richard P. Grant
see_sig at cmtech.co.delete.uk
Tue Dec 1 12:05:19 EST 1998
In article <3662B0F3.FFFB13FC at nbnet.nb.ca>, pcolton <pcolton at nbnet.nb.ca> wrote:
> I am wondering if anyone has any knowledge of any studies or evidence to
> suggest that penicillin (beta-lactamase inhibitors) may have an effect
> on viruses of any sort?
> Would greatly appreciate any help with this.
What would one propose to be the action of pencillin on a virus? Think
Beta-lactamase is an enzyme that destroys penicillin, btw. Penicillin (+
derivatives) inhibits glycopeptide transpeptidase.
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