glycopeptide antibiotic

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glycopeptide antibiotic

class of antibiotic that inhibits cell wall synthesis.
See also: vancomycin.

glycopeptide antibiotic

Any antibiotic composed of a short amino acid chain linked to a carbohydrate. Vancomycin and teicoplanin are glycopeptide antibiotics.
See also: antibiotic
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Central venous catheter related infections: risk factors and the effect of glycopeptide antibiotics.
No evidence of cross-resistance between Ramoplanin and other glycopeptide antibiotics has been observed.
Structure, biochemistry, and mechanism of action of glycopeptide antibiotics.
Data from the study summarized in P-537 suggest that oritavancin activity is differentiated from other glycopeptide antibiotics, such as vancomycin, due to its ability to rapidly kill MRSA by affecting the coordination of cell division, and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE) by breaking down the cell wall.
Three cases of infection by Staphylococcus aureus with reduced susceptibility to the glycopeptide antibiotics vancomycin and teicoplanin (glycopeptide intermediate S.
In this regard, it is even more active than already-marketed natural glycopeptide antibiotics, such as vancomycin and teicoplanin.