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Tigecycline (INN) is an antibiotic used to treat a number of bacterial infections. It is a first in class glycylcycline that is administered intravenously. For the treatment of infections caused by susceptible strains of the designated microorganisms in the following conditions: Complicated skin and skin structure infections caused by Escherichia coli, Enterococcus faecalis (vancomycin-susceptible isolates only), Staphylococcus aureus (methicillin-susceptible and -resistant isolates), Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus anginosus grp. (includes S. anginosus, S. intermedius, and S. constellatus), Streptococcus pyogenes and Bacteroides fragilis. Complicated intra-abdominal infections caused by Citrobacter freundii, Enterobacter cloacae, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella oxytoca, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterococcus faecalis (vancomycin-susceptible isolates only), Staphylococcus aureus (methicillin-susceptible isolates only), Streptococcus anginosus grp. (includes S. anginosus, S. intermedius, and S. constellatus), Bacteroides fragilis, Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron, Bacteroides uniformis, Bacteroides vulgatus, Clostridium perfringens, and Peptostreptococcus micros. Tigecycline, a glycylcycline, inhibits protein translation in bacteria by binding to the 30S ribosomal subunit and blocking entry of amino-acyl tRNA molecules into the A site of the ribosome. This prevents incorporation of amino acid residues into elongating peptide chains. Tigecycline carries a glycylamido moiety attached to the 9-position of minocycline. The substitution pattern is not present in any naturally occurring or semisynthetic tetracycline and imparts certain microbiologic properties to tigecycline. In general, tigecycline is considered bacteriostatic; however, TYGACIL has demonstrated bactericidal activity against isolates of S. pneumoniae and L. pneumophila. In vitro studies have not demonstrated antagonism between tigecycline and other commonly used antibacterials.   NCATS

  • SMILES: CN(C)[C@H]1[C@@H]2C[C@@H]3CC4=C(C(=O)C3=C(O)[C@]2(O)C(=O)C(C(N)=O)=C1O)C(O)=C(NC(=O)CNC(C)(C)C)C=C4N(C)C
  • Mol. Mass: 585.6487
  • ALogP: 0.51
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(4s,4as,5ar,12as)-9-(2-(tert-butylamino)acetamido)-4,7-bis(dimethylamino)-1,4,4a,5,5a,6,11,12a-octahydro-3,10,12,12a-tetrahydroxy-1,11-dioxo-2-naphthacenecarboxamide | 9-(tert-butylglycylamido)minocycline | gar 936 | gar-936 | glycopeptide | glycylcycline | tbg-mino | tigeciclina | tigecycline | tigecyclinum | tygacil | way-gar-936


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