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Antimicrobial Name: Ciprofloxacin (Planktonic)
CAS Number: 85721-33-1
Type of Antibiotic: Quinolones->Second Generation
Origin: Chemical/Synthetic
Functional Category: Antibiotic
Mechanism of Action: Ciprofloxacin functions by inhibiting DNA gyrase, a type II topoisomerase, and topoisomerase IV, enzymes necessary to separate bacterial DNA, thereby inhibiting cell division.

Cilofungin is the first clinically applied member of the Echinocandin family of antifungal drug. It was derived from a fungus in the genus Aspergillus. It accomplishes this by interfering with an invading fungus' ability to synthesize the cell wall.