antimycin an`ti*my"cin ([a^]n`t[i^]*m[imac]"s[i^]n), n. 1. one of several antibiotic substances produced by several species of {Streptomyces}, active against various fungi. They are used only experimentally, not in medicine. The two best-known antimycins are antimycin A1 ({C28H40N2O9}) and antimycin A3 ({C26H36N2O9}). They are notable for their mechanism of action, interference with the proton pumping mechanism of fungi. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

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  • Antimycin A — Strukturformel Allgemeines Name Antimycin A1 Andere Namen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • antimycin A — noun Etymology: anti + mycin Date: 1949 a crystalline antibiotic C28H40N2O9 used especially as a fungicide, insecticide, and miticide called also antimycin …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • antimycin — noun see antimycin A …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • antimycin A — an·ti·my·cin A .ant i .mīs ən ā n a crystalline antibiotic C28H40N2O9 used esp. as a fungicide, insecticide, and miticide called also antimycin …   Medical dictionary

  • antimycin A — a chemical produced by streptomyces bacteria and used in a commercial preparation as a piscicide, e.g. in the catfish industry. It inhibits adenosine triphosphate (ATP) formation, the nucleotide necessary for transport of chemical energy within… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • antimycin — Inhibitor of QH2 cytochrome C reductase …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • antimycin — noun Any of several lactone antibiotics, some of which are used for controlling fungi in fish farms …   Wiktionary

  • antimycin — an·ti·my·cin …   English syllables

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