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Cell. 2000 Dec 22;103(7):1143-54.

The structural basis for the action of the antibiotics tetracycline, pactamycin, and hygromycin B on the 30S ribosomal subunit.

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  • 1MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 2QH, United Kingdom.

Abstract

We have used the recently determined atomic structure of the 30S ribosomal subunit to determine the structures of its complexes with the antibiotics tetracycline, pactamycin, and hygromycin B. The antibiotics bind to discrete sites on the 30S subunit in a manner consistent with much but not all biochemical data. For each of these antibiotics, interactions with the 30S subunit suggest a mechanism for its effects on ribosome function.

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