benzalkonium chloride [Drug Class]

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Accession ARO:3003823
Synonym(s)Zephiran chloride Benzalkonium D00857 8001-54-5
DefinitionBenzalkonium chloride is a type of cationic surfactant. It is an organic salt called a quaternary ammonium compound. It has three main categories of use: as a biocide, a cationic surfactant, and as a phase transfer agent.
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+ Escherichia coli mdfA confers_resistance_to_antibiotic
+ Acinetobacter baumannii AbuO confers_resistance_to_antibiotic
+ PmpM confers_resistance_to_drug_class

Edgar R and Bibi E. 1997. J Bacteriol 179(7): 2274-2280. MdfA, an Escherichia coli multidrug resistance protein with an extraordinarily broad spectrum of drug recognition. (PMID 9079913)