A synthetic 1,8-naphthyridine antimicrobial agent with a limited bacteriocidal spectrum. It is an inhibitor of the A subunit of bacterial DNA GYRASE. Processing aid for the manuf. of cold-water sol. tea beverages. Hydrolyses digallate to 2 gallate mols.; also hydrolyses ester links in other tannates In enzymology, a tannase (EC is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction; Nalidixic acid is a quinolone antibacterial agent for oral administration. Nalidixic acid has marked antibacterial activity against gram-negative bacteria including Enterobacter species, Escherichia coli, Morganella Morganii

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