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Norfloxacin is used to treat certain types of infections, including infections of the urinary tract and prostate (a male reproductive gland). Norfloxacin is in a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. It works by killing bacteria that cause infections. Antibiotics will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

Other names for this medication:
Ambigram, Danilon, Gyrablock, Loxone, Nolicin, Norbactin, Norflohexal, Norilet, Normax, Noroxin, Noroxine, Oranor, Uroflox, Uroxacin

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Also known as:  Noroxin.


Norfloxacin comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken twice a day for 3 to 28 days. The length of treatment depends on the type of infection being treated. Your doctor will tell you how long to take Norfloxacin. Take Norfloxacin at around the same times every day and try to space your doses 12 hours apart. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take Norfloxacin exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.

Take Norfloxacin at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals or after drinking milk or eating dairy products.

Swallow the tablets with a full glass of water.

You should begin to feel better during the first few days of your treatment with Norfloxacin. If your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse, call your doctor.

Take Norfloxacin until you finish the prescription, even if you feel better. Do not stop taking Norfloxacin without talking to your doctor unless you experience certain serious side effects listed in the IMPORTANT WARNING or SIDE EFFECT sections. If you stop taking Norfloxacin too soon or if you skip doses, your infection may not be completely treated and the bacteria may become resistant to antibiotics.

Norfloxacin is also sometimes used to treat certain infections of the stomach and intestines. Talk to your doctor about the risks of using this medication for your condition.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.


Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Take Norfloxacin with a full glass of water (8 ounces). Drink several extra glasses of fluid each day to prevent crystals from forming in the urine.

Take Norfloxacin on an empty stomach 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating a meal, drinking milk, or eating a dairy product such as yogurt or cheese.

If you are being treated for gonorrhea, your doctor may also have you tested for syphilis, another sexually transmitted disease.

Take this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics. Norfloxacin will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.


If you overdose Generic Norfloxacin and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately.


Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) away from moisture and heat. Keep bottle closed tightly. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.

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Taking norfloxacin increases the risk that you will develop tendinitis (swelling of a fibrous tissue that connects a bone to a muscle) or have a tendon rupture (tearing of a fibrous tissue that connects a bone to a muscle) during your treatment or for up to several months afterward. These problems may affect tendons in your shoulder, your hand, the back of your ankle, or in other parts of your body. Tendinitis or tendon rupture may happen to people of any age, but the risk is highest in people over 60 years of age. Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had a kidney, heart, or lung transplant; kidney disease; a joint or tendon disorder such as rheumatoid arthritis (a condition in which the body attacks its own joints, causing pain, swelling, and loss of function); or if you participate in regular physical activity. Also tell your doctor if you have ever had any tendon problems during or after your treatment with norfloxacin or another quinolone or fluoroquinolone antibiotic. Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking oral or injectable steroids such as dexamethasone (Decadron, Dexpak), methylprednisolone (Medrol), or prednisone (Sterapred). If you experience any of the following symptoms of tendinitis, stop taking norfloxacin, rest, and call your doctor immediately: pain, swelling, tenderness, stiffness, or difficulty in moving a muscle. If you experience any of the following symptoms of tendon rupture, stop taking norfloxacin and get emergency medical treatment: hearing or feeling a snap or pop in a tendon area, bruising after an injury to a tendon area, or inability to move or bear weight on an affected area.

Taking norfloxacin may worsen muscle weakness in people with myasthenia gravis (a disorder of the nervous system that causes muscle weakness) and cause severe difficulty breathing or death. Tell your doctor if you have myasthenia gravis. Your doctor may tell you not to take norfloxacin. If you have myasthenia gravis and your doctor tells you that you should take norfloxacin, call your doctor immediately if you experience muscle weakness or difficulty breathing during your treatment.

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Forty-five successive HIV-positive patients, 27 with diarrhea (study group) and 18 without diarrhea (control group), were included in the three-month study. The HIV infection was confirmed by three different antibody detection tests. The stool samples were collected on two consecutive days and were examined for parasites by microscopy using wet mount and modified Ziehl-Neelsen stain. They were examined for bacteria by Gram stain and conventional Ziehl-Neelsen stain and were inoculated on appropriate culture media. The isolates were identified by standard biochemical tests, followed by antibiotic susceptibility testing using the Kirby-Bauer disc diffusion method.

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The mechanisms of the renal excretion of AM-715, a synthetic antimicrobial agent, were studied in rabbits, dogs, and humans. In both rabbits and humans, AM-715 clearance was greater than creatinine clearance and was profoundly decreased by the administration of probenecid. Thus, in these subjects, AM 715 was cleared by both tubular secretion and glomerular filtration. In dogs, however, the excretion ratio (close to unity), biological half-life, and stop-flow pattern of AM-715 were not affected by probenecid, indicating that the renal excretion of AM-715 took place mostly through glomerular filtration. These results suggest that renal excretion of AM-715 differs with animal species.

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Thirty-one patients with cirrhosis receiving norfloxacin (400 mg/day) were included. Blood samples were collected at 0.5-4 hours (peak samples group, n = 47) and at 22-24 hours (trough samples group, n = 84) after dose. Fifty-nine ascitic fluid samples were obtained. Single doses of norfloxacin and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole were administered to 13 and 5 patients, respectively, (temporal profile group) and samples were collected at 0, 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 4, and 24 hours. Norfloxacin, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, cytokines, nitric oxide, expression levels of nuclear factor (NF)-kappaB and inhibitor of NF-kappaB (IkB-alpha), neutrophil oxidative burst, and rate of apoptotic events were determined.

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Genomic DNA of Vibrio parahaemolyticus were characterized by antibiotic resistance, enterobacterial repetitive intergenic consensus-polymerase chain reaction (ERIC-PCR) and random amplified polymorphic DNA-polymerase chain reaction (RAPD-PCR) analysis. These isolates originated from 3 distantly locations of Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Melaka (East coastal areas), Malaysia. A total of 44 (n = 44) of tentatively V. parahaemolyticus were also examined for the presence of toxR, tdh and trh gene. Of 44 isolates, 37 were positive towards toxR gene; while, none were positive to tdh and trh gene. Antibiotic resistance analysis showed the V. parahaemolyticus isolates were highly resistant to bacitracin (92%, 34/37) and penicillin (89%, 33/37) followed by resistance towards ampicillin (68%, 25/37), cefuroxime (38%, 14/37), amikacin (6%, 2/37) and ceftazidime (14%, 5/37). None of the V. parahaemolyticus isolates were resistant towards chloramphenicol, ciprofloxacin, ceftriaxone, enrofloxacin, norfloxacin, streptomycin and vancomycin. Antibiogram patterns exhibited, 9 patterns and phenotypically less heterogenous when compared to PCR-based techniques using ERIC- and RAPD-PCR. The results of the ERIC- and RAPD-PCR were analyzed using GelCompare software. ERIC-PCR with primers ERIC1R and ERIC2 discriminated the V. parahaemolyticus isolates into 6 clusters and 21 single isolates at a similarity level of 80%. While, RAPD-PCR with primer Gen8 discriminated the V. parahaemolyticus isolates into 11 clusters and 10 single isolates and Gen9 into 8 clusters and 16 single isolates at the same similarity level examined. Results in the presence study demonstrated combination of phenotypically and genotypically methods show a wide heterogeneity among cockle isolates of V. parahaemolyticus.

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100 gram-negative strains isolated from blood cultures were selected for the evaluation of the in vitro activity of oxolinic acid, norfloxacin, ciprofloxacin, enoxacin, pefloxacin, ofloxacin and oxo-enoxacin. Ciprofloxacin showed the highest intrinsic activity. Oxo-enoxacin, the major metabolite of enoxacin, was 10-15-fold less active than enoxacin. Against Enterobacteriaceae and Vibrionaceae, all fluorinated quinolones except norfloxacin were equally effective, while against non-fermenters, ciprofloxacin and ofloxacin demonstrated greater activity than the others. Resistance to oxolinic acid had a detrimental effect on susceptibility to the new fluorinated quinolones.

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The in vitro activities of 16 antimicrobial agents against Rickettsia prowazekii (Breinl strain), R. rickettsii (Bitterroot strain), R. sibirica (ATCC No. VR151) and R. tsutsugamushi (Gilliam, Karp, Kato, Shimokoshi, Kawasaki and Kuroki strains) were determined by the cell culture method. Tetracycline, demethylchlortetracycline, doxycycline, minocycline, chloramphenicol, kitasamycin and rifampicin were generally effective (MIC, 0.005-0.78 micrograms/ml) to all strains tested. Quinolones such as norfloxacin, ciprofloxacin and ofloxacin were moderately active, but they were less active against R. tsutsugamushi than other rickettsial species. Penicillins and cephems showed low activity against most of the strains tested, but high concentrations of benzylpenicillin (MIC, 25-50 micrograms/ml) inhibited R. prowazekii, R. rickettsii and R. sibirica. These findings may be applicable for differentiation of species of genus Rickettsia.

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To examine the possibility of a proton-motive efflux pump for quinolones in highly quinolone-resistant clinical isolates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), we studied 3H-norfloxacin uptake in two quinolone-resistant and two quinolone-sensitive strains of MRSA whose gyrA region surrounding amino acid codons 84 and 85 had been sequenced. Two strains were related (one sensitive and one resistant) in that both were recovered from a single patient, one before (sensitive) and one after (resistant) ciprofloxacin therapy. Drug uptake was assessed in four separate experiments running triplicate bacterial suspensions with radiolabeled drug added at time = 0. Sampling was performed in 10 min increments up to 50 min by a vacuum filtration method. The ionic uncoupler, carbonyl cyanide m-chlorophenylhydrazone (CCCPH), was added at 40 min to test inhibition of a pump mechanism. The results demonstrated no statistically significant differences in uptake between the sensitive and resistant groups, and the uptake patterns were similar. CCCPH also induced an equivalent surge, or enhanced uptake among these strains, rendering an energy-dependent efflux pump an unlikely contributor to the high levels of resistance seen in our strains. Our findings support parallel studies done on these isolates that implicate mutational changes at amino acid codon 84 and/or codon 85 in the gyrA gene as an explanation for high-level quinolone resistance (MIC to ciprofloxacin greater than or equal to 16 mg/L) in MRSA.

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DNA gyrase is a bacterial enzyme which catalyzes the ATP-dependent negative supercoiling of DNA. It is the accepted target of quinolones. The enzyme from Citrobacter freundii IID976 was purified by affinity chromatography on novobiocin-Sepharose and heparin-Sepharose. It had two subunits, designated A and B, which closely resembled those of the enzyme from Escherichia coli and Micrococcus luteus in enzymatic requirements. The inhibitory effects of the quinolones on the supercoiling activities of the enzyme correlated with their antibacterial activities. New quinolones were better inhibitors of DNA gyrase than nalidixic acid and pipemidic acid. We also purified DNA gyrase from a spontaneous nalidixic acid-resistant mutant (M2-5). The gyrases from IID976 and M2-5 were defined as mixtures of subunits As+Bs (s, susceptible) and Ar+Br (r, resistant), respectively. The supercoiling activities of reconstituted Ar+Br and Ar+Bs were more resistant to quinolones than As+Bs and As+Br. These findings indicate that one mechanism of C. freundii resistance against quinolones is resistance modification of the A subunit protein.

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Activity of gatifloxacin against clinical isolates of fluoroquinolone-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is more potent than that of other fluoroquinolones such as norfloxacin and levofloxacin. To date, few reports have described high-level resistance to gatifloxacin in clinical isolates of S. aureus, although in vitro studies have shown that mutations in both DNA gyrase and topoisomerase IV were required for gatifloxacin resistance in S. aureus.

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Ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin and norfloxacin formed an amber coloured complex with iron(III) nitrate nonahydrate. The complex, which formed instantaneously at room temperature, was stable. The solutions of the complex obeyed Beer's law at 370 nm, the wavelength of maximum absorption of radiation (lambda[max]). The A(1%) for norfloxacin, ofloxacin and ciprofloxacin was 202, 207 and 235 respectively. The formation of the complex was the basis for the quantitative and qualitative determination of the drugs. There was statistically no significant difference (P < 0.05) between the results obtained quantitatively by this colorimetric method and those obtained by the microbiological assay method.

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A Tn5 insertion which led to increased susceptibility to multiple drugs, including tetracycline, chloramphenicol, nalidixic acid, erythromycin, spectinomycin, norfloxacin, and novobiocin, was identified in Escherichia coli. Cloning and sequence studies showed that the insertion was in the previously identified prc gene at min 40.4. The prc product is known to function as a protease linked to processing of penicillin-binding protein 3 and lambda repressor and when absent to allow some leakage of periplasmic constituents. Complementation studies with the prc gene on plasmids showed complete recovery of Norfloxacin 1600 Mg parental levels of susceptibility to all drugs except chloramphenicol, with which only partial reversion to wild-type levels was observed.

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Fixed-dose combinations (FDCs) of an antiprotozoal and an antibacterial, for treatment of diarrhoea, have been available in the Indian pharmaceutical market for about a decade. There is little evidence to substantiate this combination therapy. We evaluated 2,163 physician prescriptions for diarrhoea and found that 59 per cent of prescriptions were for FDCs. This is unethical because prescribing such combinations exposes a patient to higher risks of adverse drug reactions and also increases the chances of drug resistance. Physicians' prescribing practices in India are influenced by socioeconomic Vagilen Dosage factors and the pharmaceutical industry's marketing techniques that include giving incentives to physicians to prescribe certain drugs.

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Quinolones are gyrase inhibitors that are widely used as antibiotics in the clinic. When covalently attached to oligonucleotides as 5'-acylamido substituents, quinolones were found to stabilize duplexes of oligonucleotides against thermal denaturation. For short duplexes, such as qu-T*GCGCA, where qu is a quinolone residue and T is a 5'-amino-5'-deoxythymidine residue, an increase in the UV melting point of up to 27.8 degrees C was measured. The stabilizing effect was demonstrated for all quinolones tested, namely nalidixic acid, oxolinic acid, pipemidic acid, cinoxacin, norfloxacin, and ofloxacin. The three-dimensional structure of (oa-T*GCGCA)2, where oa is an oxolinic acid residue, was solved by two-dimensional NMR spectroscopy and restrained molecular dynamics. In this complex, the oxolinic acid residues disrupt the terminal T1:A6 base pairs and stack on the G2:C5 base pairs. The displaced adenosine residues bind in the minor groove of the core duplex, while the thymidine residues pack against the oxolinic acid residues. The "molecular cap" thus formed fits tightly on the G:C base pairs, resulting in increased base-pairing fidelity, as demonstrated in UV melting experiments with the sequence oa-T*GGTTGAC and target strands containing a mismatched nucleobase. Tidact Gel Harga The structure of the "molecular cap" with its disrupted terminal base pair may also be helpful for modeling how quinolones block re-ligation of DNA strands in the active site of gyrases.

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Fluoroquinolone toxicity on cartilages and tendons has been well known since 1983. Tendon inflammation or rupture has been described. Achilles tendon rupture Dalacin Reviews is the most frequent complication but many other sites of tendon injuries have been reported. This article presents a case of rupture of extensor tendons of the hand in an elderly woman treated by fluoroquinolones. As far as we know, this site of tendon lesion has never been previously described. Histological examination of tendon injuries was possible after surgical treatment. Histological structures were similar to the classical description but had specific features. Like other authors, we think that the mechanism of the disease involves vascular disorders as well as direct toxicity. The histological lesions seem to be different in chronic and acute forms.

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The phenotypic and genotypic characterization of five clinical isolates of Leuconostoc pseudomesenteroides associated with nosocomially acquired urinary tract infections is described. All the strains Amoxiclav Uti Dose were susceptible to chloramphenicol, clindamycin, erythromycin, gentamicin, and tetracycline; all were resistant to nalidixic acid, norfloxacin, and vancomycin; and all were intermediately affected by ampicillin and penicillin. Analysis of chromosomal DNA by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis after treatment with SmaI indicated a clonal relationship of the isolates. The results provide evidence for the possibility of nosocomial transmission of this unusual opportunistic, vancomycin-resistant pathogen.

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We identified fluoroquinolone-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae strains among 670 clinical isolates isolated from 1999 to 2003 in Hokkaido prefecture, Japan. All eleven stains were resistant to ciprofloxacin and levofloxacin. Furthermore, ten strains were also resistant to fluoroquinolones that are more effective with gram-positive bacteria, namely tosufloxacin, sparfloxacin, and gatifloxacin. Nucleotide sequence analysis of the quinolone-resistance determining region (QRDR) of the quinolone target genes coding for topoisomerase i.v. subunits (parC and parE) and DNA gyrase subunits (gyrA and gyrB). Eight stains, which showed higher resistance, had resistance mutations in two genes (gyrA and parC, or gyrA and parE), and other three strains had one resistance mutation in parC. The mutation patterns were varied between the strains. Data from random amplified polymorphic DNA-polymerase chain reaction (RAPD-PCR) indicated that eleven strains were identified as ten independent clones. Lines of evidence indicated that genetic mutations leading to fluoroquinolone resistance occur sporadically rather through the spreading of a particular resistant strain. Notably, the fluoroquinolone-resistant strains were only isolated Clavumox 400 Mg 70 Ml from adults, particularly from patients more than 60 years of age (9/60 strains; 15.0%). Resistant strains were not found in 574 strains isolates from patients under 20 years of age. This may be due to the fact that fluoroquionolones other than norfloxacin are not applicable to children in Japan.

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Semisynthetic and commercial coumarins were investigated for their antibacterial and adjuvant properties with antibiotic agents against norfloxacin, erythromycin, and tetracycline resistant Staphylococcus aureus as based on efflux mechanisms. The coumarins and certain commercial antibiotics had their Minimum Inhibitory Concentrations determined by broth microdilution assay against resistant S. aureus strains which overexpress efflux pump proteins. For evaluation of the modulatory activity, the antibiotics MICs were determined in the presence of the coumarin derivatives at subinhibitory concentration. Although the coumarins did not display relevant antibacterial activity (MIC ≥ 128 µg/mL), they did modulate the antibiotics activities. Various coumarins, especially the alkylated derivatives in combination with antibiotics at subinhibitory concentrations, modulated antibiotic activity, reducing the MIC for tetracycline and norfloxacin by 2 to 8 times. Polar Surface Area (PSA) studies were performed and the fact that the presence of apolar groups is an important factor for the modulatory activity of coumarins was corroborated. Docking on the Penicillin-Binding Protein from MRSA identified that 18 Cravit Generic Name is a potential ligand presenting low E binding. The results indicate that coumarin derivatives modulated antibiotic resistance and may be used as potential antibiotic adjuvants, acting by bacterial efflux pump inhibition in S. aureus.

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Fluoroquinolones (FQs) are a group of synthetic, broad-spectrum antibacterial agents. Due to its extensive use in animal industry and aquaculture, residues of these antibiotics and the emergence of bacteria resistant to Antibiotic Fromilid 250 FQs have become a major public health issue. To prepare a generic antibody capable of recognizing nearly all FQs, a single-chain variable fragment (scFv) was generated from the murine hybridoma cells C49H1 producing a FQ-specific monoclonal antibody. This scFv was characterized by indirect competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ciELISA), and it showed identical binding properties to parental monoclonal antibody: it was capable of recognizing 17 of 20 targeted FQs below maximum residue limits, except for sarafloxacin (SAR), difloxacin (DIF), and trovafloxacin (TRO) which are highly concerned members in the FQs family. In order to broaden the specificity of this scFv to SAR and its analogues (DIF and TRO), protein homology modeling and antibody-ligands docking analysis were employed to identify the potential key amino acid residues involved in hapten antibody. A mutagenesis phage display library was generated by site directed mutagenesis randomizing five aminoacid residues in the third heavy-chain complementarity determining region. After one round of panning against biotinylated norfloxacin (NOR) and four rounds of panning against biotinylated SAR, scFv variants we screened showed up to 10-fold improved IC(50) against SAR, DIF, and TRO in ciELISA while the specificity against other FQs was fully retained.

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Resistance to fluoroquinolones in urinary tract infection (UTIs) caused by Escherichia coli is associated with multiple mutations, typically those that Levofloxacin Tablets 500 Mg Side Effects alter DNA gyrase and DNA topoisomerase IV and those that regulate AcrAB-TolC-mediated efflux. We asked whether a fitness cost is associated with the accumulation of these multiple mutations. Mutants of the susceptible E. coli UTI isolate Nu14 were selected through three to five successive steps with norfloxacin. Each selection was performed with the MIC of the selected strain. After each selection the MIC was measured; and the regions of gyrA, gyrB, parC, and parE, previously associated with resistance mutations, and all of marOR and acrR were sequenced. The first selection step yielded mutations in gyrA, gyrB, and marOR. Subsequent selection steps yielded mutations in gyrA, parE, and marOR but not in gyrB, parC, or acrR. Resistance-associated mutations were identified in almost all isolates after selection steps 1 and 2 but in less than 50% of isolates after subsequent selection steps. Selected strains were competed in vitro, in urine, and in a mouse UTI infection model against the starting strain, Nu14. First-step mutations were not associated with significant fitness costs. However, the accumulation of three or more resistance-associated mutations was usually associated with a large reduction in biological fitness, both in vitro and in vivo. Interestingly, in some lineages a partial restoration of fitness was associated with the accumulation of additional mutations in late selection steps. We suggest that the relative biological costs of multiple mutations may influence the evolution of E. coli strains that develop resistance to fluoroquinolones.

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DNA supercoiling is essential for bacterial cell survival. We demonstrated that DNA topoisomerase IV, acting in concert with topoisomerase I and gyrase, makes an important contribution to the steady-state level of supercoiling in Escherichia coli. Following inhibition of gyrase, topoisomerase IV alone relaxed plasmid DNA to a final supercoiling density (sigma) of -0.015 at an initial rate of 0.8 links min(-1). Topoisomerase I Adapaleno Y Clindamicina Gel Para Que Sirve relaxed DNA at a faster rate, 5 links min(-1), but only to a sigma of -0.05. Inhibition of topoisomerase IV in wild-type cells increased supercoiling to approximately the same level as in a mutant lacking topoisomerase I activity (to sigma = -0.08). The role of topoisomerase IV was revealed by two functional assays. Removal of both topoisomerase I and topoisomerase IV caused the DNA to become hyper-negatively supercoiled (sigma = -0.09), greatly stimulating transcription from the supercoiling sensitive leu-500 promoter and increasing the number of supercoils trapped by lambda integrase site-specific recombination.