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The Growing Problem of Antibiotic Resistance. 张驰 王昳楠. Have we conquered bacteria yet?. Why the pharmaceutical industry has cut resources devoted to the development of new antibiotics. Lack of financial incentives Short lifetime in the marketplace

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why the pharmaceutical industry has cut resources devoted to the development of new antibiotics
Why the pharmaceutical industry has cut resources devoted to the development of new antibiotics
  • Lack of financial incentives
  • Shortlifetime in the marketplace
  • Themost effective antibiotics being held back from widespread use
Components of the system by which bacteria duplicate, transcribe, andtranslate their genetic information
  • Linezolid
  • Daptomycin

Take sulfa drugs for example

Sulfa drugs, are effective antibiotics because they closely resemble the compound p-aminobenzoic acid (PABA)

p-aminobenzoic acid


function of paba
Function of PABA
  • PABA is an intermediate in the bacterial synthesis of folate(folic acid).
  • However, humans lack the enzymes to convert PABA to folate,and therefore require a dietary supply of folate anyway,so PABA is considered nonessential and is not recognized as a vitamin for humans.
  • Thus, bacterial growth is limited through folate deficiency without effect on human cells.
function of sulfa drugs
Function of Sulfa drugs
  • Sulfa drugsare structurally similar to PABA, and their antibacterial activity is due to their ability to interfere with the conversion of PABA to folate by the enzyme dihydropteroate synthetase.
take penicillin for example
Take Penicillin for example

Penicillin is a β-lactam; that is, it contains a four- membered β-lactam ring (shown in color).

  • By the 1940s, researchers had discovered that certain bacteria possess an enzyme calledβ-lactamase(or penicillinase).
  • During World War II, none of the major disease-causing bacteria possessed a gene for β-lactamase.
  • Today, the production of β–lactamase by wide variety of infectious cells is the primary cause of penicillin resistance.
how did these species acquire the gene

How didthese species acquire the gene?

—— not only among the cells of a given species, but also between species

a ccess ions
  • Conjugation
  • Transduction
  • Transformation

DNA is passed from one bacterial cell to another


a bacterial gene is carried from cell to cell by a virus


a bacterial cell is able to pick up naked DNA

from its surrounding medium

other reasons of bacteria s resistant
Other reasons of bacteria’s resistant

Not all penicillin-resistant bacteria have acquired aβ–lactamase gene.

  • possess modifications in their cell walls that block entry of the antibiotic
  • selectively export the antibiotic once it has entered the cell
  • possess modified transpeptidases that fail to bind the antibiotic
about aids
  • high rate of virus production
  • reverse transcriptase lead tohigh rate of mutation
this problem is being combatted by
This problem is being combatted by
  • Taking several different drugs targeted at different viral enzymes
  • designing drugs that interact with the most highly conserved portions of each targeted enzyme
antibiotic abuse
Antibiotic abuse
  • Antibiotic resistant bacteria is a growing threat and becoming increasingly common.
  • Antibiotic abuse also places the patient at unnecessary risk of adverse effects of antibiotics.