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Scientific Name: Carbenicillin
Brand Name: Not Available
Company Owner: Roerig div pfizer inc, Glaxosmithkline
Mechanism Of Action Free carbenicillin is the predominant pharmacologically active fraction of the salt. Carbenicillin exerts its antibacterial activity by interference with final cell wall synthesis of susceptible bacteria. Penicillins acylate the penicillin-sensitive transpeptidase C-terminal domain by opening the lactam ring. This inactivation of the enzyme prevents the formation of a cross-link of two linear peptidoglycan strands, inhibiting the third and last stage of bacterial cell wall synthesis. Cell lysis is then mediated by bacterial cell wall autolytic enzymes such as autolysins; it is possible that carbenicillin interferes with an autolysin inhibitor.
Description of the Drug: Not Available
Protein Data Bank: Not Available
Source: DrugBank Online – Retrieved 2023-01-23 from