SKU: P090  / 
    CAS Number: 835876-32-9


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    Platensimycin is a novel, broad spectrum, Gram-positive antibiotic produced by strains of Streptomyces platensis. Its discovery was heralded by high profile publication and commentary in the scientific and lay press. Platensimycin was discovered by a target-based, whole-cell screening strategy using an antisense differential sensitivity assay, based on the inhibition of fatty acid synthesis.

    Platensimycin is soluble in ethanol, methanol, DMF and DMSO.
    Mechanism of ActionPlatensimycin inhibits bacterial growth by selectively inhibiting the elongation enzyme, b-ketoacyl acyl carrier protein synthase (FabF) of the fatty acid synthesis pathway.