Definition of puromycin in English:

puromycin

Syllabification: pu·ro·my·cin
Pronunciation: /ˌpyo͝orəˈmīsin
 
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noun

Medicine
An antibiotic used to treat sleeping sickness and amebic dysentery.
  • This antibiotic is produced by the bacterium Streptomyces alboniger
More example sentences
  • Cells were exposed to the retrovirus for 24 hr, followed by media change and a 24-hr recovery period prior to selection of retroviral linked selection markers (neomycin, puromycin, or hygromycin).
  • This was transfected with a transgene encoding resistance to puromycin, and a predominantly negative, puromycin-resistant colony was isolated.
  • Determination of the puromycin dose: Puromycin was used at 100 g/ml on wild-type starved cultures.

Origin

1950s: from purine + -mycin.

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