1994 Volume 47 Issue 11 Pages 1266-1272
A new antibiotic, aldecalmycin, has been discovered in the culture broth of Streptomyces sp. MJ147-72F6. Aldecalmycin was purified by solvent extraction, Diaion HP-20 chromatography, silica gel chromatography, Sephadex LH-20 chromatography, HPLC and centrifugal partition chromatography. The 1H and 13C NMR spectra of aldecalmycin showed the presence of keto-enol tautomers. Aldecalmycin is equipotent in inhibiting the growth of sensitive and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).