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Encyclopedia > Fusidic acid
Fusidic acid chemical structure
Fusidic acid
Systematic (IUPAC) name
2-(16-acetyloxy-3,11-dihydroxy-4,8,10,14- tetramethyl- 2,3,4, 5,6,7, 9,11,12, 13,15,16- dodecahydro- 1H-cyclopenta [a]phenanthren-17-ylidene) -6-methyl- hept-5-enoic acid
CAS number 6990-06-3
ATC code J01XC01
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Chemical data
Formula C31H48O6
Mol. weight 516.709
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability  ?
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Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat.

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Fusidic acid is an antibacterial antibiotic used particularly for eye and skin infections. It works by interfering with bacterial protein synthesis, specifically by preventing the translocation of the elongation factor G (EF-G) from the ribosome, although it works only on gram-positive bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus and Corynebacterium minutissimum. It was first isolated in 1962 from the fungus Fusidium coccineum, and later from Mucor ramannianus and Isaria kogana. The regulation of therapeutic goods, that is drugs and therapeutic devices, varies by jurisdiction. ... In pharmacology and toxicology, a route of administration is the path by which a drug, fluid, poison or other substance is brought into contact with the body 1. ... An antiseptic is a substance that kills or prevents the growth of bacteria on the external surfaces of the body. ... An antibiotic is a drug that kills or slows the growth of bacteria. ... gonfly]].]] In most vertebrates and some mollusks, the eye works by allowing light to enter it and project onto a light-sensitive panel of cells known as the retina at the rear of the eye, where the light is detected and converted into electrical signals, which are then transmitted to... For alternate meanings see skin (disambiguation). ... Phyla/Divisions Actinobacteria Aquificae Bacteroidetes/Chlorobi Chlamydiae/Verrucomicrobia Chloroflexi Chrysiogenetes Cyanobacteria Deferribacteres Deinococcus-Thermus Dictyoglomi Fibrobacteres/Acidobacteria Firmicutes Fusobacteria Gemmatimonadetes Nitrospirae Omnibacteria Planctomycetes Proteobacteria Spirochaetes Thermodesulfobacteria Thermomicrobia Thermotogae Bacteria (singular, bacterium) are a major group of living organisms. ... A representation of the 3D structure of myoglobin, showing coloured alpha helices. ... Figure 1: Ribosome structure indicating small subunit (A) and large subunit (B). ... Gram-positive bacteria are those that are stained dark blue or violet by gram staining, in contrast to gram-negative bacteria, which are not affected by the stain. ... Species S. aureus S. caprae S. epidermidis S. haemolyticus S. hominis S. lugdunensis S. saprophyticus S. warneri S. xylosus Staphylococcus (in Greek staphyle means bunch of grapes and coccos means granule) is a genus of gram-positive bacteria. ... Species S. agalactiae S. bovis S. mutans S. pneumoniae S. pyogenes S. salivarius S. sanguinis S. suis Streptococcus viridans group etc. ... Species See text. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... Species See section. ...

It is delivered as an ointment, a cream, eye drops or in tablet form. An ointment is a viscous semisolid preparation used topically on a variety of body surfaces. ... A cream is a topical preparation usually for application to the skin. ... Eye drops are saline-containing drops used as a vector to administer medication in the eye. ... Common disk-shaped tablets A pharmacological tablet is a medicinal or other active substance mixed with binder powders and pressed into a tablet form. ...

Brand names

  • Fusidin (of Leo in Canada)
  • Fucidin (of Leo in UK)
  • Fucithalmic (of Leo in UK and Denmark)
  • Fucicort
  • Fucibet


  • RxMed Monograph
  • Synthesis of photoreactive fusidic acid analogues for binding studies with elongation factor G

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News - Interaction of Fusidic Acid With Lipid Membranes: Implications to the Mechanism of Antibiotic Activity (8073 words)
Fusidic acid inhibits polypeptidc chain elongation by binding to the ribosomeelongation factor-G (EF-G)-GDP complex and thereby preventing the dissociation of EF-G from the ribosome (3).
Each individual fusidic acid molecule replacing one DPPC was set in a membrane such that its orientation was in line with the orientation of the removed DPPC molecule.
Characterization of DPPC/fusidic acid and DPPC/cholesterol bilayers by fluorescence spectroscopy
Fusidic acid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (138 words)
Fusidic acid is an antibacterial antibiotic used particularly for eye and skin infections.
Fusidic acid is also used to cure knob rot
Synthesis of photoreactive fusidic acid analogues for binding studies with elongation factor G
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