Describe the mode of action and the microbes they battle for the following antimicrobial drugs:
a. amphotericin B
d. protease inhibitors
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 ...
Mechanisms of several antimicrobial drugs are examined.