Antimycin A

Antimycin A structure

Detailed Description

Chemical structure of Antimycin A. Antimycin A is a nine-membered bis-lactone having methyl substituents at the 2- and 6-positions, an n-hexyl substituent at the 8-position, an acyloxy substituent at the 7-position and an aroylamido substituent at the 3-position. It is produced by Streptomyces bacteria and has found commercial use as a fish poison. It has a role as a mitochondrial respiratory-chain inhibitor and an antifungal agent. It is a lactone, a member of formamides, a member of benzamides and a member of phenols.


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Kim S, Chen J, Cheng T, Gindulyte A, He J, He S, Li Q, Shoemaker BA, Thiessen PA, Yu B, Zaslavsky L, Zhang J, Bolton EE. PubChem 2019 update: improved access to chemical data. Nucleic Acids Res. 2019 Jan 8; 47(D1):D1102-1109. doi:10.1093/nar/gky1033. [PubMed PMID: 30371825]