Definitions

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  • n. any compound of a carbohydrate and a peptide

Etymologies

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glyco- +‎ peptide

Examples

  • It has developed several types of resistance to vancomycin, a glycopeptide, which for decades was the MRSA drug of last resort, and is beginning to exhibit resistance to drugs in newly developed families that were intended to replace vancomycin: linezolid (Zyvox), an oxazolidinone, and daptomycin (marketed as Cubicin), a lipopeptide.

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  • That is partly because it is a glycopeptide, a separate class of drug from penicillin and methicillin.

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  • It was a new class of drug, a glycopeptide, which meant that bacteria had no prior experience in how to defeat it.

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  • The best adequacy for EA was obtained by combinations of imipenem/cilastatin or piperacillin/tazobactam, amikacin and a glycopeptide, with values reaching 99% and 94%, respectively.

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  • Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) ligand glycopeptide vaccines against tumor-associated mucin 1 (MUC1; CD227)

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  • Indeed, avoparcin, a glycopeptide structurally related to vancomycin, was widely used in Europe as a growth promoter from the early 1970s until a recent ban due to the emergence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci

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  • Troublingly, one of the 4 had reduced sensitivity to glycopeptides; the chief glycopeptide is vancomycin, which has been the go-to drug for MRSA for 50 years.

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  • Rapid intravenous infusions of the glycopeptide class of antimicrobial agents can cause "Red-man Syndrome" - like reactions including: flushing of the upper body, urticaria, pruritus, or rash.

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  • They found distinct abnormal mucin-type O-glycopeptide epitopes (parts of molecules that antibodies will recognize and bind to) that were targeted by autoantibodies in cancer patients

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  • They found distinct abnormal mucin-type O-glycopeptide epitopes (parts of molecules that antibodies will recognize and bind to) that were targeted by autoantibodies in cancer patients - but such antibodies were absent in healthy controls.

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