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Compound Summary for: CID 5311054

Colistin

Also known as: Colistin sulphate, Polymyxin E. Sulfate, AC1NSJWT, Colistin sulfate, nonsterile, Colomycin, DB00803, Colistine
Molecular Formula: C52H98N16O13   Molecular Weight: 1155.43392   InChIKey: YKQOSKADJPQZHB-QNPLFGSASA-N
Cyclic polypeptide antibiotic from Bacillus colistinus. It is composed of Polymyxins E1 and E2 (or Colistins A, B, and C) which act as detergents on cell membranes. Colistin is less toxic than Polymyxin B, but otherwise similar; the methanesulfonate is used orally.   From: MeSH
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