CHEBI:48923 - erythromycin

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ChEBI Name erythromycin
Definition Any of several wide-spectrum macrolide antibiotics obtained from actinomycete Saccharopolyspora erythraea (formerly known as Streptomyces erythraeus).
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Chemical Role(s): environmental contaminant
Any minor or unwanted substance introduced into the environment that can have undesired effects.
Biological Role(s): bacterial metabolite
Any prokaryotic metabolite produced during a metabolic reaction in bacteria.
A xenobiotic (Greek, xenos "foreign"; bios "life") is a compound that is foreign to a living organism. Principal xenobiotics include: drugs, carcinogens and various compounds that have been introduced into the environment by artificial means.
antimicrobial agent
A substance that kills or slows the growth of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoans.
(via macrolide antibiotic )
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Outgoing erythromycin (CHEBI:48923) has role bacterial metabolite (CHEBI:76969)
erythromycin (CHEBI:48923) has role environmental contaminant (CHEBI:78298)
erythromycin (CHEBI:48923) has role xenobiotic (CHEBI:35703)
erythromycin (CHEBI:48923) is a erythromycins (CHEBI:23953)
erythromycin (CHEBI:48923) is conjugate acid of erythromycin cation (CHEBI:64290)
Incoming erythromycin A (CHEBI:42355) is a erythromycin (CHEBI:48923)
erythromycin B (CHEBI:28196) is a erythromycin (CHEBI:48923)
erythromycin C (CHEBI:64273) is a erythromycin (CHEBI:48923)
erythromycin D (CHEBI:28331) is a erythromycin (CHEBI:48923)
erythromycin E (CHEBI:28239) is a erythromycin (CHEBI:48923)
erythromycin-[N-methyl-14C] (CHEBI:145339) is a erythromycin (CHEBI:48923)
erythromycin cation (CHEBI:64290) is conjugate base of erythromycin (CHEBI:48923)
Synonyms Sources
eritromicina ChEBI
erthromycin ChEBI
érythromycine ChEBI
Manual Xrefs Databases
DB00199 DrugBank
Erythromycin Wikipedia
HMDB0014344 HMDB
US2653899 Patent
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Last Modified
12 November 2019
General Comments
2014-10-29 Stravs M, Schymanski E, Singer H, Department of Environmental Chemistry, Eawag
2015-04-15 A relatively common (>22,000 hits on Google, April 2015) misspelling of erythromycin (>9 million hits).