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Bacitracin is a peptide antibiotic effective against gram-postive bacteria. Bacitracin is an inhibitor of peptidoglycan synthesis. Bacitracin disrupts bacterial cell wall synthesis by inhibiting dephosphorylation of lipid pyrophosphate. Bacitracin also strongly inhibits proline endopeptidase from human muscle.
Catalog #003108
FormPale Yellow Solid
Melting Point212-214°C (dec.)
SolubilityDMSO, Methanol
CAS Number1405-87-4
Molecular FormulaC66H103N17O16S
Molecular Weight1422.69
Important NoteThis product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological. Toxicity and Hazards: All products should be handled by qualified personnel only, trained in laboratory procedures.
Alternate namesN-[[(4R)-2-[(1S,2S)-1-Amino-2-methylbutyl]-4,5-dihydro-4-thiazolyl]carbonyl]-L-leucyl-D- -glutamyl-L-isoleucyl-L-lysyl-D-ornithyl-L-isoleucyl-D-phenylalanyl-L-histidyl-D- -aspartyl-L-asparagine (10 4)-Lactam; Altracin; Ayfivin; Baciguent; Bacillichin; Ba

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