Ampicillin in a convenient ready-to-use solution useful in selecting for bacteria cells with specific resistance.
Chemical structure: ß-lactam
Ampicillin is used to select bacteria cells with specific resistance during general microbiology studies. It is used to study antibiotic resistance and penetration limitations, the synergy between multiple antibiotics, certain bloodstream infections, and has been used to develop PCR assays to detect resistance genes in cerebrospinal fluid .
A β-lactam antibiotic with an amino group side chain attached to the penicillin structure. Penicillin derivative that inhibits bacterial cell-wall synthesis (peptidoglycan cross-linking) by inactivating transpeptidases on the inner surface of the bacterial cell membrane. Bactericidal only to growing Escherichia coli. Mode of resistance: Cleavage of β-lactam ring of ampicillin by β-lactamase. Antimicrobial spectrum: Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria.
Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Containers which are opened must be carefullyresealed and kept upright to prevent leakage.