Cefradine

Product Description

Cefradine (also known as cephradine) is a first generation cephalosporin antibiotic similar to cephalexin. It targets both gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. In addition, cefradine has been used to study penicillin binding proteins, especially PBP3.

Cephalosporins are a type of β-lactam antibiotic consisting of a four-membered β-lactam ring bound to a six-membered dihydrothiazine ring. This two-ring system causes distortion of the β-lactam amide bond, resulting in decreased resonance stabilization and increased reactivity. β-lactams inhibit the formation of peptidoglycan cross-links within bacterial cell walls by targeting penicillin-binding proteins or PBPs. Consequently, the bacterial cell wall becomes weak and cytolysis occurs. Cephalosporins are less susceptible to β-lactamases than the penicillin β-lactam antibiotics.

Antibiotics are often used in clinical in vitro tests known as antimicrobial susceptibility tests or ASTs to determine their efficacy against certain bacterial species. They are tested against gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria using panels, discs, and MIC strips by medical microbiologists. ASTs decrease the risk of using an antibiotic against bacteria exhibiting resistance to it, and the results are used in clinical settings to determine which antibiotic(s) to prescribe for various infections.

Product Specifications
Cefradine
Cephradine

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY GRADE

Formula: C16H19N3O4S

MW: 349.40 g/mol

Storage/Handling: Store at 2-8°C.

PubChem Chemical ID: 38103

Product Specifications

Catalog ID C-730
CAS # 38821-53-3
MW 349.40 g/mol
Grade MOLECULAR BIOLOGY GRADE

Technical Documentation

P Protocol
O Other
C Certificate of Analysis
S Safety Data Sheet

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