Fig. 4: Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics:
Altering the Target Site for the Antibiotic to Reduce or Block its Binding

A bacterium altering the target site of the antibiotic, in this case an enzyme. The drug is no longer able to bind to the enzyme and block the enzyme from reacting with its substrate.

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by Gary E. Kaiser, Ph.D.,
Professor of Microbiology, The Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville Campus
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Last updated: September, 2018
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