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Bacitracin

Bacitracin is a cyclic peptide antibiotic first described in 1945, isolated from Bacillus subtilis. It's mechanism of action is to interrupt the dephosphorylation of C55-isoprenyl pyrophosphate, which is used in the construction of the peptidoglycan component of the bacterial cell wall.

References

  • http://science.sciencemag.org/content/102/2650/376

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