NCI Drug Dictionary
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A synthetic, broad-spectrum tetracycline with antimicrobial activity. Doxycycline binds reversibly to the 30S ribosomal subunit and possibly to the 50S ribosomal subunit, blocking the binding of aminoacyl-tRNA to the mRNA-ribosome complex, which results in an inhibition of bacterial protein synthesis. In addition, this agent may inhibit collagenase activity. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
|US brand name:||Vibramycin|