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NCI Drug Dictionary

NCI Drug Dictionary

  

doxycycline 
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)
Synonym:Doxycycline Monohydrate
US brand name:Vibramycin