NCI Drug Dictionary
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A broad-spectrum glycylcycline antibiotic derived from tetracycline. Tigecycline binds to the 30S ribosomal subunit, thereby interfering with the binding of aminoacyl-tRNA to the mRNA-ribosome complex. This prevents the incorporation of amino acid residues into the elongating peptide chain, inhibiting protein synthesis and eventually bacterial cell growth. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent.
|US brand name:||Tygacil|