Tetarimycin A

February 19, 2013
Image of Tetarimycin A 3D Image of Tetarimycin A

Tetarimycin A is an antibiotic that was originally found in DNA taken from Arizona desert soil. S. F. Brady and colleagues at Rockefeller University (New York City) cultured Streptomyces albus bacteria in the laboratory and produced sufficient quantities of the molecule to screen for bioactivity. They found that tetarimycin A kills methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in cell cultures.

Chemical Abstract Service - a division of ACS

Learn more about this molecule from CAS, the most authoritative and comprehensive source for chemical information.

Molecule of the Week needs your suggestions!

If your favorite molecule is not in our archive, please send us a message. The molecule can be notable for its current or historical importance or for any quirky reason. Thank you!

Stay Ahead of the Chemistry Curve

Learn how ACS can help you stay ahead in the world of chemistry.