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Describe the mode of action and the microbes they battle for the following antimicrobial drugs:
a. amphotericin B
b. valacyclovir
c. AZT
d. protease inhibitors
e. tamiflu
f. interferon

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Mechanisms of several antimicrobial drugs are examined.

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a. Amphotercin B: amphotericin B binds with ergosterol forming a transmembrane channel that leads to monovalent ion leakage, which is the primary effect leading to fungal cell death. It is used against fungal infections.

b. Valacyclovir: valacyclovir inhibits the virus's DNA polymerase activity by inserting aciclo-GMP from into the DNA chain of the ...

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