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A 54-year-old man develops a productive cough and a low- grade fever. He visits his family physician who suspects mycoplasma pneumonia. The physician tries to treat the patient empirically with Erythromycin. Which of the following describes the mechanism of Erythromycin?

A. Binds to 5′ cap of RNA

B. Inhibits the 30S ribosomal RNA

C. Binds to the Shine Dalgarno sequence

D. Inhibits the initiation factor IF-1

E. Inhibits the 50 S ribosomal subunit.

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