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Is Oxytetracycline related to tetracycline?

Sat, 3rd Sep 2011

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Norman, Hunstanton asked:

Is Oxytetracycline related to tetracycline?

Answer

Yes.  They're both molecules which are structurally related to each other [and work to suppress the growth of bacteria via the same mechanism, which is by binding to the "A" sites in bacterial ribosomes and blocking the process of protein translation].

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