A bacterial toxin inhibitor of oxidative phosphorylation that acts on a small subunit of the F1-ATPase.
<microbiology> A bacterial toxin inhibitor of oxidative phosphorylation that acts on a small subunit of the F1 ATPase. ... (18 Nov 1997) ... Found on http://www.mondofacto.com/facts/dictionary?oligomycin
Oligomycins are macrolides created by Streptomyces that can be poisonous to other organisms. ==Function== They have use as antibiotics. Oligomycin A is an inhibitor of ATP synthase. In oxidative phosphorylation research, it is used to prevent state 3 (phosphorylating) respiration. Oligomycin A inhibits ATP synthase by blocking its proton channel (...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oligomycin
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