Is Oxytetracycline related to tetracycline?

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Is Oxytetracycline related to tetracycline?
« on: 06/09/2011 17:59:11 »
Is Oxytetracycline related to tetracycline?
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Is Oxytetracycline related to tetracycline?
« Reply #1 on: 06/09/2011 17:59:11 »
We answered this question on the show...



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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