|所有的作者/貢獻者：||IA Parshikov 有關機構： Division of Microbiology, National Center for Toxicological Research, Food and Drug Administration, Jefferson, AR 72079, USA.; JP Freeman; Lay JO Jr; RD Beger; AJ Williams; JB Sutherland|
A strain of the saprobic fungus Mucor ramannianus, isolated from a forest, was used to demonstrate the potential for ciprofloxacin biotransformation by zygomycetes in the environment. The fungus carried out the regioselective N-acetylation of ciprofloxacin to a single product, which was purified from culture extracts by high-performance liquid chromatography. The metabolite was identified by mass and nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry as 1-cyclopropyl-6-fluoro-1,4-dihydro-4-oxo-7-(4-acetyl-1-piperazinyl)-3- quinolinecarboxylic acid.