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Tunicamycin MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Tunicamycin
Tree Number(s)
D03.383.742.680.725
D13.570.685.725
Unique ID
D014415
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014415
Annotation
an antibiotic; do not use /‌biosyn unless by living matter
Scope Note
An N-acetylglycosamine containing antiviral antibiotic obtained from Streptomyces lysosuperificus. It is also active against some bacteria and fungi, because it inhibits the glucosylation of proteins. Tunicamycin is used as tool in the study of microbial biosynthetic mechanisms.
Entry Term(s)
Pharm Action
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Antiviral Agents
Registry Number
11089-65-9
CAS Type 1 Name
Tunicamycin
Previous Indexing
Antibiotics (1966-1978)
Glucosamine (1966-1978)
Public MeSH Note
87; was see under GLUCOSAMINE 1979-86
History Note
87(79); was see under GLUCOSAMINE 1979-86
Date Established
1987/01/01
Date of Entry
1978/02/08
Revision Date
2016/06/01
Tunicamycin Preferred
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