Definitions

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

  • n. An antibiotic, C23H36N12O8, produced by the actinomycete Streptomyces puniceus, used in the treatment of tuberculosis.

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  • n. An antibiotic, of complex structure, derived from the actinomycete Streptomyces puniceus

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  • n. a basic polypeptide antibiotic (trade name Viocin) administered intramuscularly (along with other drugs) in the treatment of tuberculosis

Etymologies

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

vio(let) + -mycin (from the color of the soil mold).

Examples

  • After that war we found a whole arsenal of new drugs - against tuberculosis, which had really never been treated successfully before-streptomycin, PAS, isoniazid~ viomycin, and so on, right up to Bloch's isolation of the TB toxins and the development of the metabolic blocking agents.

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  • Antibiotic viomycin binds to TB ribosome, inhibiting the ability of the bacteria to function.

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  • Using technology called X-ray crystallography, Steitzand his team describe where the antibiotics viomycin and capreomycin bind - at a site between the large and small subunits of the ribosome.

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  • The structures of the anti-tuberculosis antibiotics viomycin and capreomycin bound to the 70S ribosome

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