Ethionamide is a sparinlgy soluble (0.839 mg/mL) thioamide anti-Mycobacteriumantibiotic.
|Mechanism of Action||Ethionamide is thought to interfere with the synthesis of mycolic acids, an essential fatty acid component found in Mycobacterium cell walls.|
|Spectrum||Ethionamide targets Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium leprae responsible for tuberculosis and leprosy respectively.|
|References||Mizuno, S., and et al. "The Mechanism of Action of Ethionamide." American Review of Respiratory Disease 89 (1964): 933-35. www.ncbi.gov. Web. 30 Aug. 2012.|