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Compound Summary for: CID 12560

Erythromycin

Also known as: Erythromycin A; E-Mycin; Abomacetin; Erymax; erythro; Erythromycinum; Ilotycin; Emgel; 114-07-8
Molecular Formula: C37H67NO13   Molecular Weight: 733.92678   InChIKey: ULGZDMOVFRHVEP-RWJQBGPGSA-N
A bacteriostatic antibiotic macrolide produced by Streptomyces erythreus. Erythromycin A is considered its major active component. In sensitive organisms, it inhibits protein synthesis by binding to 50S ribosomal subunits. This binding process inhibits peptidyl transferase activity and interferes with translocation of amino acids during translation and assembly of proteins.   From: MeSH
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