Mechanism of Action

  • David Gottlieb
  • Paul D. Shaw

Part of the Antibiotics book series (ANTIBIOTICS, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Edwin H. Flynn, Carl W. Godzeski
    Pages 1-19
  3. Carl W. Godzeski, Edwin H. Flynn
    Pages 20-39
  4. Francis C. Neuhaus
    Pages 40-83
  5. D. C. Jordan
    Pages 84-89
  6. Eugene D. Weinberg
    Pages 90-101
  7. D. C. Jordan, P. E. Reynolds
    Pages 102-116
  8. P. G. Caltrider
    Pages 117-121
  9. Stephen C. Kinsky
    Pages 122-141
  10. Oldrich K. Sebek
    Pages 142-152
  11. B. K. Bhuyan
    Pages 153-155
  12. Shan-ching Sung
    Pages 156-165
  13. Nobuo Tanaka
    Pages 166-168
  14. B. K. Bhuyan
    Pages 169-172
  15. Floyd M. Huber
    Pages 181-189
  16. A. Di Marco
    Pages 190-210
  17. W. Szybalski, V. N. Iyer
    Pages 211-245
  18. G. F. Gause
    Pages 246-258
  19. Daniel Nathans
    Pages 259-277

About this book


The idea for publishing these books on the mechanism of action and on the biosynthesis of antibiotics was born of frustration in our attempts to keep abreast of the literature. Gone were the years when we were able to keep a biblio­ graphy on antibiotics and feel confident that we could find everything that was being published on this subject. These fields of investigation were moving for­ ward so rapidly and were encompassing so wide a range of specialized areas in microbiology and chemistry that it was almost impossible to keep abreast of developments. In our naivete and enthusiasm, however, we were unaware that we were toying with an idea that might enmesh us, that we were creating an entity with a life of its own, that we were letting loose a Golom who instead of being our servant would be our master. That we set up ideals for these books is obvious; they would be current guides to developments and information in the areas of mechanism of action and bio­ synthesis of antibiotics. For almost every subject, we wished to enlist the aid of an investigator who himself had played a part in determining the nature of the phenomena that were being discussed. One concept for the books was that they include only antibiotics for which a definitive, well-documented mechanism of action or biosynthetic pathway was known.


Chloramphenicol Tetracycline antibiotics bacteria biology biosynthesis cell chemistry microbiology protein

Editors and affiliations

  • David Gottlieb
    • 1
  • Paul D. Shaw
    • 1
  1. 1.University of IllinoisUrbanaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1967
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-46053-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-46051-7
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