Sulfonamides in the environment as veterinary drugs.

  title={Sulfonamides in the environment as veterinary drugs.},
  author={Premasis Sukul and Michael Spiteller},
  journal={Reviews of environmental contamination and toxicology},
SAs, a structurally related group of antibiotics containing a similar 4-aminobenzene sulfonamide backbone, are used in agriculture, aquaculture, animal husbandry, and also as human medicines. Competing with p-aminobenzoic acid in the enzymatic synthesis of dihydrofolic acid, SAs inhibit the growth and reproduction of bacteria. Once released to the environment, SAs distribute themselves among different environmental compartments, along with their degradation products, and are transported to… CONTINUE READING
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