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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.

Year introduced: 1987(1979)

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Tree Number(s): D03.383.742.680.725, D13.570.685.725

MeSH Unique ID: D014415

Registry Number: 11089-65-9

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