New antibiotic structures from fermentations.

  title={New antibiotic structures from fermentations.},
  author={S Bhaskar Singh and Katherine W. Young},
  journal={Expert opinion on therapeutic patents},
  volume={20 10},
IMPORTANCE OF THE FIELD Fermentation-derived natural products have been a traditional source of antibiotics and antibiotic leads. Most of these discoveries were made about 50 years ago and continue to serve as leads for new antibiotics even today; however, their value as leads for new antibiotics is slowly fading away. In the last decade two novel classes of antibiotics were approved for clinical practice. One of them, daptomycin, is a natural product. AREAS COVERED IN THIS REVIEW This… CONTINUE READING

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