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Erythromycin

"Erythromycin" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A bacteriostatic antibiotic macrolide produced by Streptomyces erythreus. Erythromycin A is considered its major active component. In sensitive organisms, it inhibits protein synthesis by binding to 50S ribosomal subunits. This binding process inhibits peptidyl transferase activity and interferes with translocation of amino acids during translation and assembly of proteins.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Erythromycin" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Erythromycin" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 79 publications over 26 distinct years, with a maximum of 7 publications in 1997
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.