In Vitro Activities of the New Antitubercular Agents PA-824 and BTZ043 against Nocardia brasiliensis
The in vitro activity of PA-824 and BTZ043 against 30 Nocardia brasiliensis isolates was tested. The MIC50 and MIC90 values for PA-824 were both > 64 mu g/ml. The same values for BTZ043 were 0.125 and 0.250 mu g/ml. Given the MIC values for benzothiazinone (BTZ) compounds, we consider them good candidates to be tested in vivo against N. brasiliensis.