avoparcin [Antibiotic]

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Accession ARO:3000767
DefinitionAvoparcin is a glycopeptide antibiotic that is an analog of vancomycin. It was formally used to treat animals, but has since been banned because of its selection for vancomycin-resistant enterococci.
Drug Classglycopeptide antibiotic
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Cormican MG, et al. 1997. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 29(4): 241-248. Avoparcin, a glycopeptide used in animal foods: antimicrobial spectrum and potency tested against human isolates from the United States. (PMID 9458981)

Reynolds PE. 1989. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 8(11): 943-950. Structure, biochemistry and mechanism of action of glycopeptide antibiotics. (PMID 2532132)