Aminoglycoside is a medicinal and bacteriologic category of traditional Gram-negative antibacterial medications that inhibit protein synthesis and contain as a portion of the molecule an amino-modified glycoside. Discover the latest research on aminoglycoside here.
Anthelmintics or antihelminthics are a group of antiparasitic drugs that expel parasitic worms (helminths) and other internal parasites from the body by either stunning or killing them and without causing significant damage to the host. Discover the latest research on anthelmintics here.
Anthrax toxin, comprising protective antigen, lethal factor, and oedema factor, is the major virulence factor of Bacillus anthracis, an agent that causes high mortality in humans and animals. Here is the latest research on Anthrax.
Three different types of anthrax vaccines are available; a live-attenuated, an alum-precipitated cell-free filtrate and a protein recombinant vaccine. The effectiveness between the three is uncertain, but the live-attenuated have shown to reduce the risk of anthrax with low adverse events. Here is the latest research on anthrax vaccines.
An antifungal, also known as an antimycotic medication, is a pharmaceutical fungicide or fungistatic used to treat and prevent mycosis such as athlete's foot, ringworm, candidiasis, cryptococcal meningitis, and others. Discover the latest research on antifungals here.
Antimalarial agents, also known as antimalarials, are designed to prevent or cure malaria. Discover the latest research on antimalarial agents here.
Antitubercular agents are pharmacologic agents for treatment of tuberculosis. Discover the latest research on antitubercular agents here.
Antivirals are medications that are used specifically for treating viral infections. Discover the latest research on antivirals here.
Beta-lactamase inhibitors are a class of antibiotics that inhibit beta-lactamases, a family of enzymes involved in bacterial resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics. Here is the latest research.
Carbapenems are members of the beta lactam class of antibiotics and are used for the treatment of severe or high-risk bacterial infections. Discover the latest research on carbapenems here.
Cephalosporins are a class of beta-lactam antibiotics used for prophylaxis and treatment of infections caused by bacteria susceptible to these antibiotics, including gram-positive bacteria Staphylococcus and Streptococcus. More recent generations of this drug class also exhibits some activity against gram-negative bacteria. Here is the latest research.
Glycopeptide antibiotics are drugs composed of a glycosylated cyclic or polycyclic non-ribosomal peptides. Examples invoice vancomycin, teicoplanin, bleomycin, etc. Here is the latest research on glycopeptide antibiotics.
Glycylcycline are a class of antibiotics derived from tetracycline to overcome mechanisms of tetracycline resistance. Discover the latest research on these antibiotics in this feed.
The influenza virus is a common viral infection that can rapidly evolve and render previous vaccines ineffective. There are two types of FDA approved drug treatments for the influenza virus, neuraminidase inhibitors and M2-inhibitors. Discover the latest research on influenza drug therapy here.
Leprostatics are anti-infective agents that inhibit the growth of Mycobacterium leprae, the bacteria that causes leprosy. Here is the latest research on leprostatics.
Research for development of a malaria vaccine is currently underway to find an effective modality to control and eliminate the transmission of malaria. To date, no vaccine has been found to be efficacious in fighting against malaria. Here is the latest research on malaria vaccines.
Microbicides are products that can be applied to vaginal or rectal mucosal surfaces with the goal of preventing, or at least significantly reducing, the transmission of sexually transmitted infections. Here is the latest research on microbicides.
Oxazolidinones are a class of synthetic antibiotics that inhibit the ribosomal 50S subunit of bacteria, thus preventing the formation of the 70S initiation complex essential for bacterial reproduction. Discover the latest research on this class of antibiotics in this feed.
Penicillin is a group of antibiotics that can be administered intravenously or intramuscularly to treat bacterial infections caused by staphylococci and streptococci. While they are still widely used today, many bacteria have developed resistance to penicillin. Here is the latest research on penicillins.
Quinolones are a class of broad-spectrum antibiotics used against a wide range of bacteria. Examples include lomefloxacin, ofloxacin, and norfloxacin. Discover the latest research on quinolones and their derivatives in this feed.
Sulfonamide is a functional group found as the base of several classes of drugs. Sulfonamides can act as synthetic antimicrobial agents, anti-diabetics, diuretics, anticonvulsants, etc. Here is the latest research.
Tetracycline is an oral antibiotic used to treat a number of infections including cholera, plague, malaria, and syphilis. It is also the first line of treatment for several diseases including Rickettsia and Lyme disease. Here is the latest research.
Vitamin K-dependent carboxylases generate gamma-carboxyglutamic acids with malonate moieties by modifying glutamate residues in vitamin K-dependent proteins. This feed focuses on cellular mechanisms regulated by vitamin K-dependent carboxylases.
The challenges in developing a safe and effective Zika virus vaccine include limiting side effects such as Guillain-Barré syndrome, a potential consequence of Zika virus infection. Discover the latest research on Zika vaccines here.