OBO ID: CHEBI:59062
Term Name: polymyxin Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • polymixin
  • polymycin
  • polymyxins
Definition: Polymyxins are antibiotics with a general structure consisting of a cyclic peptide with a long hydrophobic tail. They disrupt the structure of the bacterial cell membrane by interacting with its phospholipids. Polymyxins are produced by the Gram-positive bacterium Bacillus polymyxa and are selectively toxic for Gram-negative bacteria.
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Ontology: Chebi
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