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Antibioticcolistin
DescriptionCyclic polypeptide antibiotic from Bacillus colistinus. It is composed of Polymyxins E1 and E2 (or Colistins A, B, and C) which act as detergents on cell membranes. Colistin is less toxic than Polymyxin B, but otherwise similar; the methanesulfonate is used orally.
SynonymsSogecoli   CL
Database LinksKEGG DRUG: D07746
ChEBI ID: CHEBI: 37943