Aureomycin


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Aureomycin

A brand name for the antibiotic CHLORTETRACYCLINE.
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Pseudomembranous colitis following aureomycin and chloramphenicol.
Aureomycin spawned a class of antibiotics called the tetracyclines still used for everything from soft tissue infections to malaria prophylaxis.
In 1949, McGinnis et al reported that a crude protein supplement prepared from Aureomycin (chlortetracycline) mash promoted the growth of turkeys [25].
An antibiotic eye ointment (Aureomycin; Lederle Arzneimittel GmbH, Wolfratshausen, Germany) was topically applied on both eyes after the surgery to prevent inflammation.
The conidia were placed on Oat meal agar plate containing aureomycin. Plates were incubated at 25[degrees]C for about 7-10 days with 12 h darkness and 12 h light.
But the researchers soon discovered it wasn't the vitamin that had fattened the birds; it was traces of an antibiotic called aureomycin. (B-12 can be a byproduct of aureomycin production; the vitamin researchers used had come from making the antibiotic.)
"Growth-Promoting Effect of Aureomycin on Pigs." Archives of Biochemistry 26 (2): 324-25.