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    Antimicrobial drugs

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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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    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 ...

    Solution Summary

    Mechanisms of several antimicrobial drugs are examined.

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