mucopeptide


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mu·co·pep·tide

 (myo͞o′kō-pĕp′tīd)
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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.
A possible explanation could be the massive release of components of the acid-fast bacilli (peptidoglycan and mucopeptide) soon after starting treatment, which leads to inflammatory reaction [13].
In a recent study by Petry LJ (25), two major forms of concretions were determined histopathologically: mucopeptide and bacterial.
The structure of glycosylated mucopeptide analogue (MUC) was generated using sequence editor module on HyperChem 8.0.