gramicidin

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gram·i·ci·din

 (grăm′ĭ-sīd′n)
n.
An antibiotic substance consisting of a mixture of several closely related polypeptides, produced by the soil bacterium Bacillus brevis and used topically to treat infections caused by certain gram-positive bacteria.

gramicidin

(ˌɡræmɪˈsaɪdɪn) or

gramicidin D

n
(Pharmacology) an antibiotic used in treating local Gram-positive bacterial infections: obtained from the soil bacterium Bacillus brevis
[C20: from Gram(-positive) + -cid(e) + -in]
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Noun1.gramicidin - an antibiotic produced by a soil bacterium; used chiefly as an antiseptic in treating local infections produced by Gram-positive bacteria
antibiotic, antibiotic drug - a chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that can kill microorganisms and cure bacterial infections; "when antibiotics were first discovered they were called wonder drugs"
antiseptic - a substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues
Translations

gram·i·ci·din

n. gramicidina, antibiótico producido por Bacillus brevis, localmente activo contra bacterias gram-positivas.

gramicidin

n gramicidina
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Regis Pomes and co-worker Ching-Hsing Yu from the Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto, have studied the gramicidin A (gA) protein through molecular dynamics simulations in order to elucidate the chemistry involved in proton transport, gA is a pentadecapeptide that forms a cation-permeable channel in lipid bilayers.
They discovered that the new nanotubes conducted ions as effectively as the eight-ringed ones and more efficiently than gramicidin A, a natural peptide channel with antibiotic properties.