Monitoring beta-lactamase activity in vivo by 13C nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

A 13C-labeled cephalothin, 7 beta-(2-thienylacetamido)-3-[acetoxy-13C1]methyl-3-cephem-4- carboxylate (compound 1), has been prepared and used to monitor beta-lactamase activities by 13C nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Time-elapsed spectral analysis of the reaction of the labeled cephalothin with the TEM-2 beta-lactamase purified from Escherichia… CONTINUE READING