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Antimicrobial Name: Daptomycin (Cubicin)
CAS Number: 103060-53-3
Type of Antibiotic: New Antibiotics
Functional Category: Antibiotic
Molecular Weight: 1619.7086
Mechanism of Action: Daptomycin (Cubicin) has a distinct mechanism of action, disrupting multiple aspects of bacterial cell membrane function. It appears to bind to the membrane and cause rapid depolarization, resulting in a loss of membrane potential leading to inhibition of protein, DNA and RNA synthesis, which results in bacterial cell death.
Chemical Formula:

C72H101N17O26

Solubility:

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Melting point:

210-220 °C

Comments:

Daptomycin (Cubicin) is a novel lipopeptide antibiotic used in the treatment of certain infections caused by Gram-positive organisms.