Lymecycline molecule in 3-D

The Lymecycline molecule - rotatable in 3 dimensions

Lymecycline is a fairly recent broad spectrum tetracycline antibiotic.

As such it has a distinctive four-ring structure with a side chain, which enhances its solubility and makes it easily absorbed. In fact the sidechain consists of the amino acid lysine, linked by a -CH2- methylene group to the amino group at the end of tetracycline.

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It is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections, including acne.

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