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In Vitro and in Vivo Activities of Contezolid (MRX-I) against Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Shoen, C.; DeStefano, M.; Hafkin, B.; Cynamon, M.

Antimicrobial Agents and ChemoTherapy 62(8)


ISSN/ISBN: 1098-6596
PMID: 29784848
DOI: 10.1128/aac.00493-18
Accession: 065216151

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The in vitro activity of contezolid (MRX-I) against clinical isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis was evaluated using a microtiter broth dilution assay. MRX-I was as effective as linezolid (LZD) in vitro MRX-I and LZD were subsequently studied in BALB/c mice infected intranasally with M. tuberculosis Erdman. MRX-I and LZD at 100 mg/kg significantly reduced the bacterial load in lungs compared to the untreated early and late controls.

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