Cefotaxime Sodium Salt ≥95%, off-white powderSupplier: MP BIOMEDICALS (FKA ICN BIOMED
Cefotaxime is a cephalosporin, which acts by interference of synthesis of peptidoglycan of the bacterial cell wall. Cefotaxime, a cephalosporin antibiotic, is active against both gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. In addition, cefotaxime blocks the division of cyanobacteria and lower plant organelles/plastids such as the photosynthetic organelles of Glaucophytes and chloroplasts of bryophytes.
Cefotaxime is used for infections of the respiratory tract, skin, bones, joints, urogenital system, meninges, and bloodstream. It generally has good coverage against most Gram-negative bacteria, with the notable exception of Pseudomonas. It is also effective against most Gram-positive cocci except for Enterococcus. It is active against penicillin-resistant strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae. It has modest activity against the anaerobic Bacteroides fragilis. In meningitis, cefotaxime crosses the blood–brain barrier better than cefuroxime.
Cefotaxim inhibits bacterial cell wall synthesis by binding to penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) which inhibits the final transpeptidation step of peptidoglycan synthesis in bacterial cell walls. As a result, bacteria lyse due to cell wall autolytic enzymes.
- Presentation: Off-White Powder
- Soluble in water (0.05 gm/ 1 mL-clear, light yellow solution).
- Storage temperature: Store at +4 °C, protect from light
MW: 477,44 g/mol
Storage Temperature: Refrigerator
CAS Number: 64485-93-4
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