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beta-Lactamases

"beta-Lactamases" 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.

Enzymes found in many bacteria which catalyze the hydrolysis of the amide bond in the beta-lactam ring. Well known antibiotics destroyed by these enzymes are penicillins and cephalosporins.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "beta-Lactamases" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "beta-Lactamases" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 302 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 21 publications in 2017 and 2019
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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.