Puromycin is a protein synthesis inhibitor. It causes premature chain terminationPuromycin dihydrochloride, which has been prepared without using any raw materials originated in animals.
- Nucleoside antibiotic.
- Protein synthesis inhibitor
Puromycin is an antibiotic used for selecting mammalian cell lines, which have been transformed by vectors that express puromycin-N-acetyl-transferase. Puromycin is also a Antineoplastic agent. Puromycin possesses antoprotozoal activities (against Trypanozoma)