Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An antibiotic, C54H90N6O18, produced by the actinomycete B Streptomyces fulvissimus, that increases the transport of potassium across cell membranes.

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  • n. An antibiotic, having a cyclic oligopeptide structure, derived from the actinomycete Streptomyces fulvissimus

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

valin(e) + -mycin.

Examples

  • This ~63-kDa band also increases in the mitochondria-rich membrane fraction following treatment with valinomycin, which, unlike CCCP, depolarizes mitochondria by permeabilizing the membrane to K PINK1 selectively accumulates on depolarized mitochondria.

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  • Park CN, Lee JM, Lee D, Kim BS (2008) Antifungal activity of valinomycin, a peptide antibiotic produced by

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  • Cockrell RS, Harris EJ, Pressman BC (1966) Energetics of potassium transport in mitochondria induced by valinomycin.

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