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Biology
Posted 2 months ago

What is the mechanism of action of Chloramphenicol?
a. Bacterial cell wall synthesis inhibitor
b. None of them
c. DNA synthesis inhibition
d. Protein synthesis inhibitor
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Posted 2 months ago
D
Key Concept
Protein synthesis inhibition
Explanation
Chloramphenicol works by binding to the 50S ribosomal subunit of bacteria, inhibiting the peptidyl transferase activity, which is crucial for protein synthesis. This prevents the bacteria from producing essential proteins, leading to their death.

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