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Target recognition, resistance, immunity and genome mining of class II bacteriocins from Gram-positive bacteria.
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PMID:  21980118     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Due to their very potent antimicrobial activity against diverse food-spoiling bacteria and pathogens and their favourable biochemical properties, peptide bacteriocins from Gram-positive bacteria have long been considered promising for applications in food preservation or medical treatment. To take advantage of bacteriocins in different applications, it is crucial to have detailed knowledge on the molecular mechanisms by which these peptides recognize and kill target cells, how producer cells protect themselves from their own bacteriocin (self-immunity) and how target cells may develop resistance. In this review we discuss some important recent progress in these areas for the non-lantibiotic (class II) bacteriocins. We also discuss some examples of how the current wealth of genome sequences provides an invaluable source in the search for novel class II bacteriocins.
M Kjos; J Borrero; M Opsata; D J Birri; H Holo; L M Cintas; L Snipen; P E Hernández; I F Nes; D B Diep
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Microbiology (Reading, England)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1465-2080     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9430468     Medline TA:  Microbiology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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