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Gentamicin C2b sulfate is one of several components in the gentamicin C complex. The gentamicin C complex comprises approximately 25-55% gentamicin depending on the manufacturer or manufacturing process. The gentamicin C complex comprises approximately 80% gentamicin and exhibits the most potent antimicrobial activity. The higher antimicrobial activity of the group C gentamicins is thought to arise from the lack of hydroxy groups on the 3’ and 4’ positions of the purpurosamine (2-amino-hexose) fragments.

    CAS Number

    66803-19-8

    Molecular Formula

    C20H41N5O· xH2SO4 (lot specific)

    Molecular Weight

    463.6 g/mol (Free base)

    Mechanism of Action

    Aminoglycosides target the 30S ribosomal subunit resulting in an inability to read mRNA ultimately producing a faulty or nonexistent protein.

    Storage Conditions

    -20°C

    Tariff Code

    2941.90.1010

    Spectrum

    Gentamicin is a broad spectrum antibiotic; however, it is mostly used to treat infections caused by Gram-negative bacteria.

Specifications

    Appearance

    White or off-white powder

    Source

    Micromonospora spp.

References

    References

    Davis, Bernard D. "Mechanism of Bactericidal Action of Aminoglycosides."Microbiological Reviews 51.3 (1987): 341-50.

    Sarna, Katarzyna, and Agata Blazewicz. "Determination of Gentamicin Sulphate Composition and Related Substances in Pharmaceutical Preparations by LC with Charged Aerosol Detection." PubMed (2010)

    Vydrin, A. F. "Component Composition of Gentamicin Sulfate Preparations." Pharmaceutical Chemistry Journal 37.8 (2003): 448-49. Web. 15 Oct. 2013.

    Weinstein, Marvin J. "Biological Activity of the Antibiotic Components of the Gentamicin Complex." Journal of Bacteriology 94.3 (1967): 789-90. Web. 15 Oct. 2013.

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