Mode of action of Ranbezolid against staphylococci and structural modeling studies of its interaction with ribosomes

Oxazolidinones are known to inhibit protein biosynthesis and act against a wide spectrum of gram-positive bacteria. A new investigational oxazolidinone, ranbezolid, inhibited bacterial protein synthesis in Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis. In S. epidermidis, ranbezolid showed inhibition of cell wall and lipid synthesis and a dose-dependent effect on membrane integrity.

 

Vandana Kalia, Rajni Miglani, Kedar P. Purnapatre, Tarun Mathur, Smita Singhal, Seema Khan, Sreedhara R. Voleti, Dilip J. Upadhyay, Kulvinder Singh Saini, Ashok Rattan, V. Samuel Raj
April 1, 2009
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