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  • n. An antifungal antibiotic that inhibits fatty acid and steroid biosynthesis

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  • n. an antifungal antibiotic, C12H17NO3. It inhibits the growth of yeasts by interfering with the synthesis of sterols and fatty acids.

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  • The study showed that, with access to lipids, bacteria could grow in the presence of two commercially available drugs that target fatty acid synthesis: cerulenin, which inhibits the same enzyme target as platensimycin, and triclosan.

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