Special Issue "Beta-Lactamases: Sequence, Structure, Function, and Inhibition"
A special issue of Biomolecules (ISSN 2218-273X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 April 2020).
Beta-lactamases represent the most prevalent antibiotic resistance mechanism. Their existence has been known since before penicillin was introduced into the clinic. Their action continues to challenge antimicrobial chemotherapy by prompting the need for the continued discovery and development of new beta-lactam antibiotics and beta-lactamase inhibitors. Bacteria have effectively countered these drug development efforts through the evolution of their beta-lactamase genes, yielding enzymes with extended substrate spectra and resistance to existing beta-lactamase inhibitors. A recently emerging class of enzymes, the metallo-beta-lactamases, are notorious for having broad substrate spectra and there are currently no inhibitors against them available in the clinic. This Special Issue focuses on the biomolecular characteristics of beta-lactamases, including their sequence and evolution, structure and biophysical properties, their function, and ways to combat their action.
Dr. Peter Oelschlaeger
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- antibiotic resistance