A hospital notices that several patients have the same bacterial urinary tract infection caused by E. coliE. coli
. All of these patients have an indwelling urinary catheter. Bactrim is usually the standard drug of choice, however this bacteria has become resistant to this antibiotic.
1) What is the main cellular target of Bactrim? Explain.
- Cell wall synthesis
- Cell membrane function
- DNA/RNA synthesis
- Protein synthesis
- Inhibition of general metabolic pathway not used by us
- Inhibition of pathogen’s attachment to or recognition of host