Science project - Tetracyclines By Jace Donovan and Mitch How Does Tetracyclines Affect the Bacterial Cell Tetracyclines inhibit a lot of the enzyme

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Tetracyclines By: Jace, Donovan, and Mitch
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How Does Tetracyclines Affect the Bacterial Cell? Tetracyclines inhibit a lot of the enzyme reactions essential for the vital processes of bacterial cells. It works by binding to a certain ribosome and preventing protein synthesis. It also doesn't kill the bacterial cell but just neutralizes it from maturing.
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Why doesn't it harm human/eukaryotic cells It is possible for tetracyclines to complete protein synthesis in human cells. It extremely unlikely though because eukaryotic cells have very different ribosomes which are the structure that complete protein synthesis.
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