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"beta-Lactamases" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

MeSH information
Enzymes found in many bacteria which catalyze the hydrolysis of the amide bond in the beta-lactam ring. Well known antibiotics destroyed by these enzymes are penicillins and cephalosporins.

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "beta-Lactamases" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "beta-Lactamases" was a major or minor topic of these publication.