The bactericidal action of penicillin: New clues to an unsolved mystery

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The Staphylococcus aureus lrgAB operon was recently shown to inhibit extracellular murein hydrolase activity and increase tolerance to penicillin. Further characterization of this operon could provide novel insight into the dynamics of S. aureus cell wall metabolism and the mechanism of penicillin-induced lethality. Copyright (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)274-278
Number of pages5
JournalTrends in Microbiology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology

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