Cyclostreptin: a Self-Made Molecule

  • A molecule with potential cancer-killing properties

  • Structure is 6 chemical rings with a backbone of 5-6 carbon atoms

  • The molecule‚Äôs name

    • Cyclo: rings are fused together in a complicated arrangement

    • Streptin: substance was isolated from Streptomyces bacteria

  • A rare, synthesized molecule, in that it can spontaneously fold into its final form