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Actinomycin   Listen
noun
actinomycin  n.  
1.
Any of various red antibiotics isolated from soil bacteria with a three-ring heterocyclic nucleus with an attached peptide chain. Note: Actinomycin D is the most well-known and has been used to treat certain tumors. They act by binding to DNA and inhibiting the transcription of RNA. Their binding to DNA has been much studied.
Synonyms: actinomycin actinomycin C actinomycin F1 actinomycin D






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