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Monensin

An antiprotozoal agent produced by Streptomyces cinnamonensis. It exerts its effect during the development of first-generation trophozoites into first-generation schizonts within the intestinal epithelial cells. It does not interfere with hosts' development of acquired immunity to the majority of coccidial species. Monensin is a sodium and proton selective ionophore and is widely used as such in biochemical studies.

Year introduced: 1987(1975)

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Tree Number(s): D03.383.312.600

MeSH Unique ID: D008985

Registry Number: 906O0YJ6ZP

Entry Terms:

  • Rumensin
  • Coban
  • Monensin Sodium
  • Monensin Monosodium Salt
  • Monensin-A-Sodium Complex
  • Monensin A Sodium Complex

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