3,6-Diaminoacridine. Topical antiseptic used mainly in wound dressings. [PubChem]
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Enteric bacteria and other eubacteria
Topical antiseptic used mainly in wound dressings.
Proflavine is an acriflavine derivative which is a disinfectant bacteriostatic against many gram-positive bacteria. Proflavine is toxic and carcinogenic in mammals and so it is used only as a surface disinfectant or for treating superficial wounds.
Mechanism of action
Proflavine acts by interchelating DNA (intercalation), thereby disrupting DNA synthesis and leading to high levels of mutation in the copied DNA strands. This prevents bacterial reproduction.
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