Ciprofloxacin is a second generation fluoroquinolone antibiotic targeting a broad-spectrum of bacteria and mycoplasma. It is nalidixic acid analog and has few known resistant strains. Ciprofloxacin is also effective as a plant fungicide. Ciprofloxacin HCl is freely soluble in water. GoldBio also offers Ciprofloxacin, a purer form of the antibiotic which does not contain HCl, but is sparingly soluble in water.
Fluoroquinolones are a group of broad-spectrum antibiotics that inhibit DNA synthesis. These antibiotics prevent unwinding of double-stranded DNA by binding DNA gyrase or DNA topoisomerase. By preventing the formation of single-stranded DNA, fluoroquinolones inhibit bacterial replication.
Antibiotics are often used in clinical in vitro tests known as antimicrobial susceptibility tests or ASTs to determine their efficacy against certain bacterial species. They are tested against gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria using panels, discs, and MIC strips by medical microbiologists. ASTs decrease the risk of using an antibiotic against bacteria exhibiting resistance to it, and the results are used in clinical settings to determine which antibiotic(s) to prescribe for various infections.
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY GRADE
Formula: C17H18FN3O3 ∙ HCl ∙ H2O
MW: 385.82 g/mol
Storage/Handling: Store at 4°C. This product is light sensitive.
PubChem Chemical ID: 62998
|Grade||MOLECULAR BIOLOGY GRADE|
|Storage/Handling||Store at 4°C.|