Publication date: Mar 10, 2020
The main objective of this study was to compare in vitro activities of a novel fluoroquinolone (FQ), UB-8902, with ofloxacin (OFX), levofloxacin (LFX), and moxifloxacin (MOX) against Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates. Eleven OFX-resistant and 11 drug-susceptible clinical isolates were studied. Individual minimum inhibitory concentrations of OFX, LFX, MOX, and UB-8902 were determined using Middlebrook 7H11 agar. The concentrations studied ranged from 0.125 to 128??g/mL in twofold dilutions. UB-8902 was more active than LFX and similar to MOX for OFX-resistant M. tuberculosis isolates. In addition, UB-8902 and MOX showed equal activity against drug-susceptible isolates, both being more active than OFX and LFX. In conclusion, the new FQ, UB-8902, showed good activity against OFX-resistant isolates. Moreover, it showed better activity than OFX and LFX and was equivalent to MOX against FQ-susceptible clinical isolates. UB-8902 can be considered as a drug with potential antituberculous activity, similar to MOX.