Cephalosporin-3'-diazeniumdiolates: targeted NO-donor prodrugs for dispersing bacterial biofilms.

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Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English), 2012, 51 (36), pp. 9057 - 9060
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Just say NO to biofilms: NO-donors are used to disperse a bacterial biofilm so that co-administered antibiotics will kill the more susceptible unattached cells. The chemically stable cephalosporin-3'-diazeniumdiolate NO-donor prodrug is activated by bacterial β-lactamases and facilitates this two-step biofilm erradication.
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