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What is the mechanism of action of the antibiotic penicillin?

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Penicillin, discovered by the Scottish doctor Alexander Fleming in 1928, is a drug that inhibits the enzymes necessary for the synthesis of peptidoglycans, a component of the bacterial cell wall. Through this, the inhibition the bacterial population stops growing because there is no new cell wall formation.

Fleming won the Nobel Prize in medicine for the discovery of penicillin.
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