Items of secondary metabolism from fermentation and phone tradition are generally prescribed drugs, starting from conventional antibacterials like beta-lactams, new iteration compounds like dalbaheptides and lantibiotics to immunomodulators and antitumor medicines. the main fields of program of those low volume/high expense items are human and veterinary drugs in addition to plant safety. during this quantity functionally established screening methods and the functions of molecular genetics within the discovery and strategy development of compounds are emphasised. in addition to the exploitation of recent assets the starting to be realizing of biosynthetic approaches allows the id of the genetic backgrounds.
subject matters integrated are: Novel Receptor-Active Compounds - Microbial Lipids - Microbial Siderophores - beta-Lactam Antibiotics - Peptide Antibiotics - Lantibiotics - Glycopeptide Antibiotics (Dalbaheptides) - Aminoglycosides - items from Basidiomycetes - Cyclosporins - Secondary items from Plant Cells - Antitumor Agents
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