Quinupristin

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Quinupristin
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Systematic (IUPAC) name

N-{(6R,9S,10R,13S,15aS,18R,22S,24aS)-18- {[(3S)-1-azabicyclo[2.2.2]oct-3-ylthio]methyl-22-[4-(dimethylamino)benzyl]- 6-ethyl-10,23-dimethyl-5,8,12,15,17,21,24-heptaoxo-13-phenyldocosahydro-12H- pyrido[2,1-f]pyrrolo-[2,1-l][1,4,7,10,13,16] oxapentaazacyclononadecin-9-yl}-3-

hydroxypyridine-2-carboxamide
Clinical data
Legal status
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Pharmacokinetic data
Half-life 3.1 hours
Identifiers
CAS number 120138-50-3
ATC code ?
PubChem CID 5388937
ChemSpider 4470884
ChEMBL CHEMBL1200649
Chemical data
Formula C53H67N9O10S 
Mol. mass 1022.24 g/mol

Quinupristin is an antibiotic, often used in combination with dalfopristin under the trade name Synercid. It is active against Gram-positive bacteria, atypical but not Gram negatives. They inhibit protein synthesis of the cells. Quinupristin & dalfopristin are not active against Enterococcus faecalis and they need to be given in combination with other antibacterials for mixed infections which also involve Gram negative organisms.