viomycin


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viomycin

(vī′ə-mī′sĭn)
n.
An antibiotic, C23H36N12O8, produced by the actinomycete Streptomyces puniceus, used in the treatment of tuberculosis.

viomycin

An antibiotic drug used in cases of TUBERCULOSIS that resist standard treatment.
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Resistance to viomycin conferred by RNA of either ribosomal subunit.
These structures of viomycin and capreomycin bound to the ribosome allowed us to identify an important new ribosome binding site and to better understand how these antibiotics inhibit ribosome function," said Thomas Steitz, Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and Rib-X co-Founder.