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Clavulanic Acid

"Clavulanic Acid" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Clavulanic acid and its salts and esters. The acid is a suicide inhibitor of bacterial beta-lactamase enzymes from Streptomyces clavuligerus. Administered alone, it has only weak antibacterial activity against most organisms, but given in combination with beta-lactam antibiotics prevents antibiotic inactivation by microbial lactamase.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Clavulanic Acid" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Clavulanic Acid" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 14 publications over 12 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2014 and 2016
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.