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D-cycloserine d-4-amino-3-isoxazolidinone


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A tuberculostatic antibiotic found in cultures of Streptomyces orchidaceus. It is a potent inhibitor of alanine racemase (EC 5.1.1.1) and d‐alanine–d‐alanine ligase (EC 6.3.2.4; alanylalanine synthetase), two enzymes concerned in the biosynthesis of bacterial cell wall peptidoglycan.

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