- MW:444.4 Da
- Appearance:Yellow to orange solid
- Purity:>98% by HPLC
Doxycycline is a second-generation tetracycline molecule and a derivative of oxytetracycline. Used as a broad spectrum antibiotic, doxycycline exerts an antimicrobial effect by inhibiting the binding of tRNA to the 30S ribosomal subunit in prokaryotic cells. As a result of this blocking of the 30S subunit, doxycycline impedes protein synthesis and prevents cell replication.
Doxycycline is used in clinical medicine to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. Conditions that may indicate for the administration of doxycycline include respiratory tract infections, typhus fever, cholera, urinary tract infections, E. coli infections and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Recent research into doxycycline has focused on its effects on metabolism and gene expression, as well as its potential capacity to mediate inflammatory responses.
Not for human therapeutic use or for medicinal purposes. For research applications only.
|Handling||Avoid physical contact with skins, eyes and clothing. Use only in area provided with appropriate exhaust ventilation. Keep away from heat and source of ignition. Empty containers pose a fire risk, evaporate residue under fume hood. Ground all equipment containing material. Do not breathe dust.|