Cat. No. 3771

Azithromycin C38H72N2O12 [83905-01-5]

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Alternative Name: CP 62993

Chemical Name: 13-[(2,6-Dideoxy-3-C-methyl-3-O-methyl-α-L-ribo-hexopyranosyl)oxy]-2-ethyl-3,4,10-trihydroxy-3,5,6,8,10,12,14-heptamethyl-11-[[3,4,6-trideoxy-3-(dimethylamino)-β-D-xylo-hexopyranosyl]oxy]-1-oxa-6-azacyclopentadecan-15-one

Biological Activity

Macrolide antibiotic. Inhibits 50S ribosomal subunit formation and elongation at transpeptidation step in gram-positive and gram-negative organisms. Orally active with improved pharmacokinetics over erythromycin in mouse models.

Licensing Information

Sold for research purposes under agreement from Pfizer Inc.

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO and to 100 mM in ethanol
>99 %
Store at -20°C

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Champney and Burdine (1995) Macrolide antibiotics inhibit 50S ribosomal subunit assembly in Bacillus subtilis and Staphylococcus aureas. Antimicrob.Agents Chemother. 39 2141. PMID: 8540733.

Girard et al (1987) Pharmacokinetic and in vivo studies with azithromycin (CP-62,993), a new macrolide with extended half-life and excellent tissue distribution. Antimicrob.Agents Chemother. 31 1948. PMID: 2830841.

Retsema et al (1987) Spectrum and mode of action of azithromycin (CP-62,993), a new 15-membered-ring macrolide with improved potency against gram-negative organisms. Antimicrob.Agents Chemother. 31 1939. PMID: 2449865.

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Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Azithromycin include:

Broad and Sanger (2013) The antibiotic azithromycin is a motilin receptor agonist in human stomach: comparison with erythromycin. Br J Pharmacol 168 1859. PMID: 23190027.

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