Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Quinopristin/dalfopristin

It is a macrolide antibiotic.

Action:
Dalfopristin binds to 23S portion of 50S ribosomal subunit and Quinopristin binds to a nearby site of 50S ribosomal subunit and in this way they causes the inhibition of protein synthesis.

Uses:It is used for the treatment of Staphylococcal infections and infections caused by Enterococcus faecium.
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