viomycin [Antibiotic]

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Accession ARO:0000018
Synonym(s)Celiomycin Tuberactinomycin B Florimycin Viocin
DefinitionViomycin sulfate (Viocin) is an polypeptide antibiotic used in the treatment of tuberculosis. It is produced by the actinomycete Streptomyces puniceus and binds to the bacterial ribosome, inhibiting prokaryotic protein synthesis and certain forms of RNA splicing.
Drug Classpeptide antibiotic
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Yamada T, et al. 1978. Nature 275(5679): 460-461. Resistance to viomycin conferred by RNA of either ribosomal subunit. (PMID 211438)