Sixteen different compounds usually considered β-lactamase stable or representing potential β-lactam inhibitors and inactivators were tested against the β-lactamase produced by Mycobacterium fortuitum. The compounds exhibiting the most interesting properties were BRL42715, which was by far the best inactivator, and CGP31608 and ceftazidime, which were not recognized by the enzyme. These compounds thus exhibited adequate properties for fighting mycobacterial infections. Although cloxacillin, dicloxacillin, cefoxitin, and CP65207-2 exhibited poor inhibitory efficiency against the enzyme, they were also rather poor substrates and might be considered potential antimycobacterial agents. By contrast, CGP31523A and ceftamet were good substrates.
|Titolo:||Use of the chromosomal class A β-lactamase of Mycobacterium fortuitum D316 to study potentially poor substrates and inhibitory β-lactam compounds|
|Autori interni:||FRANCESCHINI, Nicola|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1994|
|Rivista:||ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS AND CHEMOTHERAPY|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|