ionophore with antibiotic activity [Drug Class]

Accession ARO:3005163
DefinitionIonophores are chemical entities which reversibly bind ions. Many ionophores display antibacterial and antifungal properties. An ionophore will bind and transport ions through a cell membrane, thereby potentially disrupting membrane potential and modifying permeability.
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Bush K, et al. 2012. Rev Sci Tech 31(1):43-56 Antimicrobial agents targeting bacterial cell walls and cell membranes. (PMID 22849267)