clofazimine [Antibiotic]

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Accession ARO:3004012
Synonym(s)Lampren Lamprene
DefinitionClofazimine is a fluoroquinolone-class phenazine dye used for the treatment of leprosy. Clofazimine binds to DNA and disrupts bacterial DNA gyrase, thereby causing double-stranded DNA breaks, and subsequent cell death.
Drug Classfluoroquinolone antibiotic
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Arbiser JL, et al. 1995. J. Am. Acad. Dermatol. 32(2 Pt 1):241-7 Clofazimine: a review of its medical uses and mechanisms of action. (PMID 7829710)