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Narasin from Streptomyces auriofaciens

≥98% (HPLC)

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≥98% (HPLC)




methanol: soluble 20 mg/mL

antibiotic activity spectrum

Gram-positive bacteria

Mode of action

cell membrane | interferes

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Narasin is a growth-promoting ionophoric antibacterial agent for Enterococci, specifically Enterococcus faecium and Enterococcus faecalis. It inhibits coccidial infection in poultry and mammals and is used in studies involving sodium calcium ion exchange.


5, 25, 50 mg in serum bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Narasin administration in swine results in improved nitrogen digestibility, which decreases fecal nitrogen and increases the relative concentrations of propionic acid in the large intestine. Polyether ionophores, such as Narasin, have a hydrophilic interior and a hydrophobic exterior. The lipophilic ionophore attaches to the lipid rich cell membranes of Gram-positive bacteria. Ionophores bind Na+, K+, and H+ and facilitate their transfer across the bacterial cell membrane, resulting in an increase in H+ concentration on the inside of the Gram-positive cell. Therefore, the H+ ATPase pump is activated to transport out excess H+. The cell is depleted of its energy resources and reduces fermentative functions and cell division .


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Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 2 Oral

Storage Class Code

6.1B - Non-combustible, acute toxic Cat. 1 and 2 / very toxic hazardous materials



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Not applicable

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Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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Harold Campbell et al.
Journal of AOAC International, 89(5), 1229-1242 (2006-10-18)
A liquid chromatographic (LC) method for the analysis of monensin, narasin, and salinomycin in mineral premixes, supplements, and complete animal feeds at medicating and trace levels was collaboratively studied. The method uses methanol-water (90 + 10) extraction with mechanical shaking
P Butaye et al.
Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 43(10), 2569-2570 (1999-10-03)
Susceptibility of Enterococcus faecium and Enterococcus faecalis strains from animals and foods to growth-promoting antibiotics used in animal feed was tested by the agar dilution technique. Acquired resistance to bacitracin, narasin, tylosin, and virginiamycin was seen for both species, and
Tracey L Cash Ward et al.
Journal of AOAC International, 88(1), 95-101 (2005-03-12)
Maxiban and Monteban are 2 products marketed by Elanco Animal Health. They contain narasin and are used for the prevention of coccidiosis in chickens. Products used in the European market must be regularly re-registered with new data to support label
Leen Mortier et al.
Rapid communications in mass spectrometry : RCM, 19(4), 533-539 (2005-01-19)
A sensitive and selective liquid chromatographic tandem mass spectrometric method (LC/MS/MS) for the simultaneous detection of the ionophoric coccidiostats narasin, monensin, lasalocid and salinomycin in whole eggs has been developed. A very simple sample preparation consisting of an extraction with
Alfred Thalmann et al.
Journal of AOAC International, 87(6), 1278-1286 (2005-01-29)
A reversed-phase liquid chromatography (LC) method for narasin in feedingstuffs and premixtures was developed, validated, and interlaboratory studied. The extraction solvent was methanol-K2HPO4 solution (9 + 1, v/v). Narasin was detected at 600 nm after post-column derivatization with dimethylamino-benzaldehyde. Recovery

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