Monday, July 22, 2013

Mechanism of action of antibiotics (Protein synthesis inhibitors mnemonic) - Part 2

Hey everyone!
Like I promised, the modified mnemonic with a better diagram *drum roll*

Protein synthesis inhibitors mnemonic

Aminoglycosides and Linezolid prevent the formation of the initiation complex.

Image reference: The two oranges dudes with the tridents are preventing initiation by preventing attachment to the P site 3:)

Chloramphenicol: Inhibits peptide bond formation by peptidyltransferase.

Image reference: The dude tearing the Aminoacids (AA) apart.. I think of amino acids as lovers, trying to hold hands <3

Macrolides and Clindamycin inhibit translocation.

Image reference: Macro is the strong dude preventing the movement of ribosomes.
See that dude clinging on to the ribosome? That's Clinda over there =D

Tetracyclines and Streptogramins prevent the attachment of aminoacyl-tRNA to the ribosomal acceptor (A) site.

Image reference: See the prince on the cycle shooting at the terrified tRNA? The cycle represents Tetracyclines. The crown represents "Queen" & "Prince" which reminds me of the streptogramins, Quinupristin and Dalfopristin ^__^

That's all!

I feel like I'm on fire when I channel my emotions through my work... Ah, maybe it's just The Hunger Games on my mind :)
Anyway, hope it helps!



  1. U r a very Cool Dude WITH COOL IDEAS
    innovative AND A GOOD HEARTED --not trying to keep knowledge to himsef :-P
    Which country u r from Bro??

    1. Thank you! I have XX chromosomes in my cells (so herself *) and I'm from India :D

    2. haha..Daxone went for XX sis..Anonymous must be confused because Ikan is not an Indian name{ ? } ..and do you belong to the home of clouds because I have a friend named Iban from that part of the world...

    3. Yes, IkaN is my pen name. It's an anagram for my pet name which is why it's so confusing =P

      No, I don't belong to Meghalaya. I live in Mumbai (:

  2. You are so smart!! Stay blessed girl this helped me alot!

    1. Thank you, that's very kind of you to say. I'm glad it helped ya!

  3. I....I can't're amazing. Thank you so much for all the wonderful mnemonics.

    P.S. the drawing is super duper cute. :)

    1. Omg thank you sooo much. You made my day (:

      You're most welcome =D

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    Keep on posting!

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