Non-chelating antibiotic analogues produced by some enteric bacteria; interfere with the uptake of sideramine-ferric ion complexes.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • sideromycin — sid·ero·my·cin (sid″ər o miґsin) any of a class of antibiotics structurally related to hydroxamic acid that inhibit bacterial growth by interfering with iron uptake. Sideromycins are synthesized by certain species of actinomycetes …   Medical dictionary

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