viomycin


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viomycin

[‚vī·ə′mīs·ən]
(microbiology)
A polypeptide antibiotic or mixture of antibiotic substances produced by strains of Streptomyces griseus var. purpureus (Streptomyces puniceus); the sulfate salt is administered intramuscularly for treatment of tuberculosis resistant to other therapy.
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Resistance to viomycin conferred by RNA of either ribosomal subunit.
These structures of viomycin and capreomycin bound to the ribosome allowed us to identify an important new ribosome binding site and to better understand how these antibiotics inhibit ribosome function," said Thomas Steitz, Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and Rib-X co-Founder.
Cross-resistance in M tuberculosis to kanamycin, capreomycin and viomycin.