spectinomycin

Yersinia yersinia at GATE.CYBERNEX.NET
Tue Mar 18 21:51:17 EST 1997


Thomas Burmeister (Germany) wrote,

<Spectinomycin is a aminoglycoside-antibiotic. it is obtained from 
cultures of Streptomyces spectabilis (a fungus). It acts - like all 
aminoglycosides - by binding to bacterial ribosomes (small spheric  
particles that are essential for protein synthesis in the bacterium).  It 
has a primarily bactericidal effect. The main field of application is 
against penicillin-resistant gonococci (or if the patient with gonorrhoea 
has a penicillin allergy).

Could this be used against Neisseria meningitidis also? I mean, if it 
works against N. gonorrhoeae...? Are N. meningitidis and N. gonorrhoeae 
closely enough related?

Infectionately,
Yersinia.



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