Spectinomycin Sulfate Tetrahydrate
- Formula:C14H24N2O7 • H2SO4 • 4(H2O)
- MW:332.4 Da
- Appearance:White solid
The sulfate salt form of spectinomycin, an aminocyclitol aminoglycoside antibiotic derived from Streptomyces spectabilis with bacteriostatic activity. Spectinomycin binds to the bacterial 30S ribosomal subunit. As a result, this agent interferes with the initiation of protein synthesis and with proper protein elongation. This eventually leads to bacterial cell death. It is commonly used as a selective agent to isolate cells that contain aadA spectinomycin resistance genes.
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