1. Valinomycin Ionophore: Frequently Asked Questions

    Valinomycin Ionophore: Frequently Asked Questions
    Valinomycin is a potent antibiotic which acts as a potassium (K+) ionophore. Induces K+ conductivity in cell membranes. Also active in vitro against Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, and as an apoptosis inducer. Valinomycin is obtained from the cells of several Streptomyces strains, among which "S. tsusimaensis" and S. fulvissimus.
  2. Polyether Ionophore Antibiotics

    The ionophores were first recognized as being a separate class with the publication of the structure for monensin in 1967. Several members of the group have found commercial application as anticoccidials in poultry farming and as growth promoters for cattle, pigs and chickens.

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