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Catalog No.S4227 Synonyms: OPT-80, PAR-101
Molecular Weight(MW): 1058.04
Fidaxomicin is a narrow spectrum macrocyclic antibiotic that inhibits RNA polymerase sigma subunit.
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|Description||Fidaxomicin is a narrow spectrum macrocyclic antibiotic that inhibits RNA polymerase sigma subunit.|
Fidaxomicin acts as a RNA polymerase inhibitor by binding to the DNA template–RNA polymerase (RNAP) complex prior to the formation of the open RNAP-DNA complex in which transcription is initiated. Therefore it will inhibit protein synthesis. As a result, apoptosis is triggered in susceptible organisms such as C. difficile. 
|In vivo||The minimum inhibitory concentration for 90% of organisms for fidaxomicin against C. difficile is 0.9978 to 2 μg/mL. Fidaxomicin is not systemically absorbed as shown by a plasma concentrations below the lower limit of quantification after single-dose or multiple-dose. In contrast, fecal concentrations of fidaxomicin are much higher and are concentration-dependent. Cmax = 2 hours; Tmax = 5.2 ng/mL; AUC = 14 ng•hr/mL. Fidaxomicin is hydrolyzed by gastric acid or intestinal microsomes into a less active metabolite (OP-1118). The cytochrome enzyme system are not involved in the metabolism of fidaxomicin. |
|In vitro||DMSO||100 mg/mL (94.51 mM)|
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Clinical Trial Information
|NCT Number||Recruitment||interventions||Conditions||Sponsor/Collaborators||Start Date||Phases|
|NCT02437591||Completed||Drug: fidaxomicin||Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)|Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDI)||Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd.|Astellas Pharma Inc||August 13 2015||Phase 4|
|NCT02395848||Recruiting||Drug: Fidaxomicin||Clostridium Difficile Infection||McMaster University|Vancouver Island Health Authority||July 2015||Phase 3|
|NCT02179658||Completed||Drug: OPT-80|Drug: vancomycin||Clostridium Difficile||Astellas Pharma Inc||June 23 2014||Phase 3|
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