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  • Norine ID: NOR00681
  • Family: vancomycin
  • Synonym(s): vancomycin;
  • Activity: antibiotic
  • Class: glycopeptide
  • Formula: C66H75Cl2N9O24
  • Monoisotopic mass: 1447.430199793 g/mol
  • Comment: Vancomycin is a glycopeptide antibiotic used in the prophylaxis and treatment of infections caused by Gram-positive bacteria. It has traditionally been reserved as a drug of "last resort", used only after treatment with other antibiotics had failed, although the emergence of vancomycin-resistant organisms means that it is increasingly being displaced from this role by linezolid and the carbapenems. Two bonds of the central Hpg are due to oxydative ring closure reactions.
  • Source: norine
  • Entry information:
    • status: curated
    • last modification date: 2007-02-12
      Norine team [ProBioGEM (UPRES EA 1026 USTL), France, LIFL (UMR CNRS 8022 / Univ. Lille1), France]
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  • Nocardia orientalis
  • gram: positive
  • synonyms: Amycolatopsis orientalis,Streptomyces orientalis,Amycolatopsis orientalis orientalis
  • taxid: 31958 (view NCBI taxonomy browser)

  • Links between organisms producing the vancomycin: Nocardia orientalis
  • Vancomycin assembly: nature s way
    Walsh CT, Hubbard BK, Angewandte Chemie , 2003, Feb 17,42(7):730-65.
    pubMed: 12596194

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