Evaluation of Analogs of Reutericyclin as Prospective Candidates for Treatment of Staphylococcal Skin Infections▿ Academic Article uri icon


  • The potential for reutericyclin derivatives to be used as topical antibiotics to treat staphylococcal skin infections was investigated. All reutericyclins inhibited the growth of clinical isolates of drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Unlike the standard topical agent mupirocin, most reutericyclin derivatives eradicated staphylococcal biofilms. Moreover, two compounds formulated in hydrophilic petrolatum (10%, wt/wt) were efficacious in treating S. aureus superficial skin infections in mice. These data exemplify the prospect of developing reutericyclins as new topical antibiotics.

altmetric score

  • 6

author list (cited authors)

  • Hurdle, J. G., Yendapally, R., Sun, D., & Lee, R. E.

citation count

  • 21

publication date

  • September 2009