actinomycin C
actinomycin actinomycin n. [From actinomyces, the genus of the organism in which they were first found.] 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.

Syn: actinomycin {actinomycin C} {actinomycin F1} {actinomycin D} [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • actinomycin C — A mixture of antibiotics, actinomycins C1, C2 and actinomycin D elaborated by a species of Streptomyces …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • actinomycin — n. [From actinomyces, the genus of the organism in which they were first found.] 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • actinomycin D — actinomycin actinomycin n. [From actinomyces, the genus of the organism in which they were first found.] 1. any of various red antibiotics isolated from soil bacteria with a three ring heterocyclic nucleus with an attached peptide chain. Note:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • actinomycin F1 — actinomycin actinomycin n. [From actinomyces, the genus of the organism in which they were first found.] 1. any of various red antibiotics isolated from soil bacteria with a three ring heterocyclic nucleus with an attached peptide chain. Note:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Actinomycin D — Strukturformel Allgemeines Freiname Actinomycin D Andere Namen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Actinomycin — D Systematic (IUPAC) name 2 amino N,N bis[(6S,9R,10S,13R,18aS) 6,13 diisopropyl 2,5,9 trimethyl 1,4,7,11,14 pentaoxohexadecahydro 1H pyrrolo[2,1 i] [1,4,7,10,13] oxatetraazacyclohexadecin 10 yl] 4,6 dimethyl 3 oxo 3H …   Wikipedia

  • actinomycin — A group of peptide antibiotic agents, isolated from several species of Streptomyces (originally Actinomyces), that are active against Gram positive bacteria, fungi, and neoplasms. Actinomycins are chromopeptides, most containing the chromophore… …   Medical dictionary

  • Act-C — actinomycin C …   Medical dictionary

  • Act-C — • actinomycin C …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

  • Dactinomycin — Strukturformel Allgemeines Freiname Actinomycin D Andere N …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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