mucopeptide


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mu·co·pep·tide

 (myo͞o′kō-pĕp′tīd)

mucopeptide

(ˌmjuːkəʊˈpɛpˌtaɪd)
n
(Biochemistry) a peptidoglycan or polymer made of polysaccharide and peptide chains found in the cell walls of bacteria
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2) Its mechanism of resistance is associated with activation of cell wall synthesis, which increases the production of waste mucopeptide and reduces the amount of antibiotic that reaches the site of action, thus causing cell wall thickening and subsequent drug imprisonment.
In a recent study by Petry LJ (25), two major forms of concretions were determined histopathologically: mucopeptide and bacterial.
Streptococcal mucopeptides and bacterial enzymes such as lipase and hyaluronidase can cause tissue necrosis, leading to the easy separation of fascial planes and dissection into other areas of the neck.