metronidazole [Antibiotic]

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Accession ARO:3000689
Synonym(s)metronidazol Flagyl
DefinitionMetronidazole is a nitroimidazole that is active against anaerobic bacteria and protozoa. It is not effective against aerobic bacteria. Nitroimidazoles act by oxidizing DNA causing strand breaks and cell death.
Drug Classnitroimidazole antibiotic
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+ anaerobe DNA targeted_by_antibiotic
+ msbA confers_resistance_to_antibiotic
+ hp1181 confers_resistance_to_antibiotic
+ hp1184 confers_resistance_to_antibiotic

Edwards DI. 1993. J Antimicrob Chemother 31(1): 9-20. Nitroimidazole drugs--action and resistance mechanisms. I. Mechanisms of action. (PMID 8444678)