Definition: Compounds which inhibit the synthesis of proteins. They are usually ANTI-BACTERIAL AGENTS or toxins. Mechanism of the action of inhibition includes the interruption of peptide-chain elongation, the blocking the A site of ribosomes, the misreading of the genetic code or the prevention of the attachment of oligosaccharide side chains to glycoproteins.
enzyme inhib; DF: PROTEIN SYN INHIB
Other names Protein Synthesis Antagonists; Inhibitors, Protein Synthesis; Antagonists, Protein Synthesis