Definition of Rifamycin

1. Noun. Any of a group of antibiotics, a subclass of the ansamycins, which are synthesized either naturally by the bacterium ''Amycolatopsis mediterranei'' or artificially. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rifamycin

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Medical Definition of Rifamycin

1. Antibiotic produced by Streptomyces mediterranei that acts by inhibiting prokaryotic, but not eukaryotic DNA dependent RNA synthesis. Blocks initiation, but not elongation of transcripts. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rifamycin

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rieslings
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riever
rievers
rieves
rieving
rifabutin
rifacimento
rifaldazine
rifampicin
rifampicins
rifampin
rifampins
rifamycin (current term)
rifamycin B oxidase
rifamycins
rifapentine
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rifely
rifeness
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riffage
riffages
riffed

Literary usage of Rifamycin

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1. Forest Tree Seed: For Germplasm Conservationby J. R. Sutherland, Marlene Diekmann, P. Berjak by J. R. Sutherland, Marlene Diekmann, P. Berjak (2002)
"CMP+ampicillin+rifamycin (CMP+A+R) An excellent medium for isolating Phytophthora and Pythium from plant tissues, where bacteria is a problem. ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"This represents the second identification of an ansa macrolide in nature, the first being rifamycin B, whose structure is related.8 Ac CH 17: OH, ..."

3. In Vitro Collecting Techniques for Germplasm Conservation by Valerie C. Pence (2002)
"The cuttings were then inoculated directly onto a medium with half-strength salts; 1% glucose; the antibiotics rifamycin and trimethoprim, each at 15 mg/L; ..."

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