A topically used antibiotic from a strain of pseudomonas fluorescens. It has shown excellent activity against gram-positive staphylococci and streptococci. The antibiotic is used primarily for the treatment of primary and secondary skin disorders, nasal infections, and wound healing.
Pharmacological action: antibiotics.
Chemical name: Nonanoic acid, 9-((3-methyl-1-oxo-4-(tetrahydro-3,4-dihydroxy-5-((3-(2-hydroxy-1-methylpropyl)oxiranyl)methyl)-2H-pyran-2-yl)-2-butenyl)oxy)-, (2S-(2alpha(E),3beta,4beta,5alpha(2R*,3R*(1R*,2R*))))-
(12 Dec 1998)
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