Lipopeptide, calcium-dependent antibiotic. Exhibits potent bacteriocidal activity against most gram-positive bacteria in vitro
and in vivo
, including antibiotic-resistant strains such as MRSA and VRE. Disrupts plasma membrane function; activity results in membrane depolarization leading to inhibition of protein, DNA and RNA synthesis.
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Structural transitions as determinants of the action of the calcium-dependent antibiotic daptomycin.
Jung et al.
Daptomycin: a lipopeptide antibiotic for the treatment of serious gram-positive infections.
Steenbergen et al.
J.Antimicrob Chemother., 2005;55:283
Daptomycin, a bacterial lipopeptide synthesized by a non-ribosomal machinery.
Robbel and Marahiel
Development of daptomycin for gram-positive infections.
Tally and DeBruin
J.Antimicrob Chemother., 2000;46:523