ARDB-Antibiotic Resistance Genes Database

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Antibioticclarithromycin
DescriptionA semisynthetic macrolide antibiotic derived from ERYTHROMYCIN that is active against a variety of microorganisms. It can inhibit protein synthesis in bacteria by reversibly binding to the 50S ribosomal subunits. This inhibits the translocation of aminoacyl transfer-RNA and prevents peptide chain elongation.
Action Target23S rRNA of 50S ribosomal subunit, protein synthesis inhibitor
SynonymsBiaxin   CAM
Database LinksKEGG DRUG: D00276