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2018 Price of Bacitracin
Bacitracin 500 unit/gm ointmnt
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What is Bacitracin
Bacitracin is a mixture of related cyclic polypeptides produced by organisms of the licheniformis group of Bacillus subtilis var Tracy. Its unique name derives from the fact that the bacillus producing it was first isolated in 1943 from a knee scrape from a girl named Margaret Tracy. As a toxic and difficult-to-use antibiotic, bacitracin doesn’t work well orally. However, it is very effective topically. Bacitracin is synthesised via the so-called nonribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPSs), which means that ribosomes are not involved in its synthesis.
Bacitracin mechanism of action
Bacitracin intereferes with the dephosphorylation of the 55-carbon, biphosphate lipid transport molecule C55-isoprenyl pyrophosphate (undecaprenyl pyrophosphate), which carries the building blocks of the peptidoglycan bacterial cell wall outside the inner membrane for construction. Bacitracin binds divalent transition metal ions (Mn(II), Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), and Zn(II)) which binds and oxidatively cleave DNA.
Dosage forms of Bacitracin
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Bacitracin a2a Bacitracin F, 1-(N-((2-(1-amino-2-methylbutyl)-4,5-dihydro-4-thiazolyl)carbonyl)-L-leucine)-
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Enteric bacteria and other eubacteria
Indication of Bacitracin
For the treatment of infants with pneumonia and empyema caused by staphylococci shown to be susceptible to the drug. Also used in ointment form for topical treatment of a variety of localized skin and eye infections, as well as for the prevention of wound infections. Used against gram positive bacteria. Bacitracin is also used as an inhibitor of proteases and other enzymes. However, specific activity of bactracin’s inhibition of protein disulfide isomerase has been called into question.
Toxicity of Bacitracin
Oral, mouse: LD sub50 /sub = 3750 mg/kg.
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