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Mechanisms of antibiotic resistance 

Mechanisms of antibiotic resistance
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Mechanisms of antibiotic resistance
Author(s):

Sebastian G. B. Amyes

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199581368.003.0006
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date: 16 April 2021

How bacteria prevent the antibiotic reaching its target.

The rise in importance of the efflux pumps particularly in the early stages of resistance development.

Antibiotic destruction and modification, the most successful mechanisms of resistance.

The dominance of the β‎-lactamases.

The ability of the bacterium to change the target of the antibiotic so it no longer binds.

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