Description: Josamycin is a macrolide substance having antibacterial activity produced by the growth of Streptomyces narboensis var. josamyceticus.
Josamycin appears as white to yellowish white powder, slightly hygroscopic. Josamycin is very soluble in methanol or in ethanol, and very slightly soluble in water.
As a 16-membered ring macrolide antibiotic with antimicrobial activity against a wide range of pathogens. Josamycin can be particularly used in the treatment of Mycoplasma infection.
Josamycin is used to study the modification of phagocytosis and cytokine production by macrolide antibiotics, immunomodulatory effects, the suppression of matrix metalloproteinase production as well as study bacteria protein synthesis at the level of the the 23S rRNA, 50S ribosomal subunit.