Bacitracin is a mixture of related cyclic peptides produced by organisms of the licheniformis group of Bacillus subtilis var Tracy, first isolated in 1945. These peptides disrupt Gram-positive bacteria by interfering with cell wall and peptidoglycan synthesis.
Bacitracin is primarily used as a topical preparation (as it can cause kidney damage when used internally).
Antibiotics such as bacitracin have been shown to act as dermatological irritants and may slow healing. Purchase a E700The text above came from the E700 article on Wikipedia, licensed under the CC-BY-SA license.
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