cyclosporin A


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cyclosporin A

[¦sī·klə‚spȯr·ən ′ā]
(biochemistry)
A cyclic peptide produced by some fungi. It inactivates helper T cells, making it useful as an immunosuppressive drug, especially in the prevention of graft rejection in transplantation surgery.
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Tacrolimus is a macrolide antibiotic isolated from Streptomyces tsucrenaenseis, which is 10 to 100 times more potent in vitro than cyclosporin A.
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1 Part of the success was due to the FDA approval in 1983 of cyclosporin as an immunosuppressive and antirejection drug.