n. (context medicine English) An antibiotic, produced by ''Streptomyces griseolus'', which inhibits protein synthesis
Anisomycin, also known as flagecidin, is an antibiotic produced by Streptomyces griseolus which inhibits eukaryotic protein synthesis. Partial inhibition of DNA synthesis occurs at anisomycin concentrations that effect 95% inhibition of protein synthesis. Anisomycin can activate stress-activated protein kinases, MAP kinase and other signal transduction pathways.
Anisomycin is inactive against bacteria.