In vitro activity of DR-3355, an optically active ofloxacin

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 1988 Sep;32(9):1336-40. doi: 10.1128/AAC.32.9.1336.


DR-3355, the S-(-)-isomer of ofloxacin, was generally twice as potent as ofloxacin against a variety of gram-positive and gram-negative pathogens, and its action was bactericidal. The compound was characterized by having the highest level of activity against staphylococci, Bacteroides fragilis, and Peptococcus spp. of the fluorinated quinolones tested, including ofloxacin, ciprofloxacin, fleroxacin, and NY-198. The activity of DR-3355 was not affected by different media, inoculum size, or human serum, but decreased under acidic conditions at pH 5.0 or in human urine.

MeSH terms

  • Gram-Negative Bacteria / drug effects
  • Gram-Positive Bacteria / drug effects
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests
  • Ofloxacin / pharmacology*
  • Stereoisomerism


  • Ofloxacin