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C7039 Sigma

Cefotaxime sodium salt

plant cell culture tested, BioReagent, powder

Synonym: Cefotaxim sodium salt

Properties

Related Categories A - K, Antibacterial, Antibiotics, Antibiotics A to Z, Antibiotics A-F,
product line   BioReagent
form   powder
color   white to light yellow
solubility   H2O: soluble (aqueous solutions of pH 4.3-6.2 are stable up to 3 weeks at 2-8 °C.)
suitability   plant cell culture tested
Market Segment   Agriculture
storage temp.   2-8°C

Description

Other Notes

Broad spectrum third generation cephalosporin antibiotic.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Cefotaxim inhibits bacterial cell wall synthesis by binding to penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) which inhibits the final transpeptidation step of peptidoglycan synthesis in bacterial cell walls. As a result, bacteria lyse due to cell wall autolytic enzymes.

Cefotaxime, a cephalosporin antibiotic, is active against both gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. In addition, cefotaxime blocks the division of cyanobacteria and lower plant organelles/plastids such as the photosynthetic organelles of Glaucophytes and chloroplasts of bryophytes.

Protocols & Applications

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