daptomycin

daptomycin
dap·to·my·cin (dap″to-miґsin) a cyclic lipopeptide antibacterial derived from the fermentation of Streptomyces roseosporus, effective against gram-positive organisms; it acts by depolarizing the bacterial cell membrane, leading to inhibition of protein, DNA, and RNA synthesis. Used in the treatment of complicated skin and skin-structure infections, administered by intravenous infusion.

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