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6-Aminopenicillanic Acid: Inhibition of Destruction of Cephalosporin C by Bacteria

Robert B. Walton
Science
New Series, Vol. 143, No. 3613 (Mar. 27, 1964), pp. 1438-1439
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1713093
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Abstract

6-Aminopenicillanic acid, from which all the true penicillins are derived, inhibits the destruction of cephalosporin C by certain microorganisms. This inhibition is probably specific for "cephalosporinase." The enzymatic deacetylation of cephalosporin C is not affected by the acid.

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