Ethambutol DiHCl is a unique slightly soluble (7.58 mg/mL) antitubercular antibiotic which inhibits cell wall formation in Mycobacterium species.
|Mechanism of Action||Ethambutol inactivates arabinosyl transferase, an enzyme responsible for transporting mycolic acids to the cell wall. Without this enzyme, cell permeability is increased leaving the oraganism vulnerable to toxic matter.|
|Spectrum||Ethambutol targets primarily species of the Mycobacterium genus including Mycobacterium tuberculosis.|
|Molecular Formula||C10H24N2O2 · 2HCl|