Substances elaborated by specific strains of bacteria that are lethal against other strains of the same or related species. They are protein or lipopolysaccharide-protein complexes used in taxonomy studies of bacteria.
A genus of gram-positive, facultatively anaerobic bacteria whose growth is dependent on the presence of a fermentable carbohydrate. No endospores are produced. Its organisms are found in fermenting plant products and are nonpathogenic to plants and animals, including humans.
A genus of gram-positive, microaerophilic, rod-shaped bacteria occurring widely in nature. Its species are also part of the many normal flora of the mouth, intestinal tract, and vagina of many mammals, including humans. Pathogenicity from this genus is rare.
Bacteriocins elaborated by mutant strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. They are protein or protein-lipopolysaccharide complexes lethal to other strains of the same or related species.
A 34-amino acid polypeptide antibiotic produced by Streptococcus lactis. It has been used as a food preservative in canned fruits and vegetables, and cheese.
A genus of bacteria which may be found in the feces of animals and man, on vegetation, and in silage. Its species are parasitic on cold-blooded and warm-blooded animals, including man.
A family of gram-positive bacteria found regularly in the mouth and intestinal tract of man and other animals, in food and dairy products, and in fermenting vegetable juices. A few species are highly pathogenic.
A gram-positive, non-spore-forming group of bacteria comprising organisms that have morphological and physiological characteristics in common.
A natural association between organisms that is detrimental to at least one of them. This often refers to the production of chemicals by one microorganism that is harmful to another.
A genus of gram-positive, coccoid bacteria mainly isolated from milk and milk products. These bacteria are also found in plants and nonsterile frozen and dry foods. Previously thought to be a member of the genus STREPTOCOCCUS (group N), it is now recognized as a separate genus.
Bacteriocins elaborated by strains of Escherichia coli and related species. They are proteins or protein-lipopolysaccharide complexes lethal to other strains of the same species.
Bacteria which retain the crystal violet stain when treated by Gram's method.
A species of gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria isolated from the intestinal tract of humans and animals, the human mouth, and vagina. This organism produces the fermented product, acidophilus milk.
The order of amino acids as they occur in a polypeptide chain. This is referred to as the primary structure of proteins. It is of fundamental importance in determining PROTEIN CONFORMATION.
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
A non-pathogenic species of LACTOCOCCUS found in DAIRY PRODUCTS and responsible for the souring of MILK and the production of LACTIC ACID.
A genus of gram-positive, facultatively anaerobic bacteria whose growth is dependent on the presence of a fermentable carbohydrate. It is nonpathogenic to plants and animals, including humans.
A species of gram-positive, coccoid bacteria whose organisms are normal flora of the intestinal tract. Unlike ENTEROCOCCUS FAECALIS, this species may produce an alpha-hemolytic reaction on blood agar and is unable to utilize pyruvic acid as an energy source.
A species of gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria widely distributed in nature. It has been isolated from sewage, soil, silage, and from feces of healthy animals and man. Infection with this bacterium leads to encephalitis, meningitis, endocarditis, and abortion.
A polysaccharide-producing species of STREPTOCOCCUS isolated from human dental plaque.
A species of gram-positive, coccoid bacteria commonly isolated from clinical specimens and the human intestinal tract. Most strains are nonhemolytic.
Substances that reduce the growth or reproduction of BACTERIA.
The type species for the genus HAFNIA. It is distinguished from other biochemically similar bacteria by its lack of acid production on media containing sucrose. (From Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology, 9th ed)
Any tests that demonstrate the relative efficacy of different chemotherapeutic agents against specific microorganisms (i.e., bacteria, fungi, viruses).
A genus of gram-positive, coccoid bacteria whose organisms occur in pairs or chains. No endospores are produced. Many species exist as commensals or parasites on man or animals with some being highly pathogenic. A few species are saprophytes and occur in the natural environment.
One of the three domains of life (the others being Eukarya and ARCHAEA), also called Eubacteria. They are unicellular prokaryotic microorganisms which generally possess rigid cell walls, multiply by cell division, and exhibit three principal forms: round or coccal, rodlike or bacillary, and spiral or spirochetal. Bacteria can be classified by their response to OXYGEN: aerobic, anaerobic, or facultatively anaerobic; by the mode by which they obtain their energy: chemotrophy (via chemical reaction) or PHOTOTROPHY (via light reaction); for chemotrophs by their source of chemical energy: CHEMOLITHOTROPHY (from inorganic compounds) or chemoorganotrophy (from organic compounds); and by their source for CARBON; NITROGEN; etc.; HETEROTROPHY (from organic sources) or AUTOTROPHY (from CARBON DIOXIDE). They can also be classified by whether or not they stain (based on the structure of their CELL WALLS) with CRYSTAL VIOLET dye: gram-negative or gram-positive.
A slightly acid milk food produced by fermentation due to the combined action of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Streptococcus thermophilus.
The most common etiologic agent of GAS GANGRENE. It is differentiable into several distinct types based on the distribution of twelve different toxins.
A genus of gram-positive, coccoid bacteria consisting of organisms causing variable hemolysis that are normal flora of the intestinal tract. Previously thought to be a member of the genus STREPTOCOCCUS, it is now recognized as a separate genus.
The degree of similarity between sequences of amino acids. This information is useful for the analyzing genetic relatedness of proteins and species.
The functional hereditary units of BACTERIA.
Proteins found in any species of bacterium.
Procedures or techniques used to keep food from spoiling.
A group of methylazirinopyrroloindolediones obtained from certain Streptomyces strains. They are very toxic antibiotics used as ANTINEOPLASTIC AGENTS in some solid tumors. PORFIROMYCIN and MITOMYCIN are the most useful members of the group.
The arrangement of two or more amino acid or base sequences from an organism or organisms in such a way as to align areas of the sequences sharing common properties. The degree of relatedness or homology between the sequences is predicted computationally or statistically based on weights assigned to the elements aligned between the sequences. This in turn can serve as a potential indicator of the genetic relatedness between the organisms.
Viruses whose hosts are bacterial cells.
Cells, usually bacteria or yeast, which have partially lost their cell wall, lost their characteristic shape and become round.
Deoxyribonucleic acid that makes up the genetic material of bacteria.
The sequence of PURINES and PYRIMIDINES in nucleic acids and polynucleotides. It is also called nucleotide sequence.
A genus of BACILLACEAE that are spore-forming, rod-shaped cells. Most species are saprophytic soil forms with only a few species being pathogenic.
Any of the processes by which cytoplasmic or intercellular factors influence the differential control of gene action in bacteria.
A species of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria (GRAM-NEGATIVE FACULTATIVELY ANAEROBIC RODS) commonly found in the lower part of the intestine of warm-blooded animals. It is usually nonpathogenic, but some strains are known to produce DIARRHEA and pyogenic infections. Pathogenic strains (virotypes) are classified by their specific pathogenic mechanisms such as toxins (ENTEROTOXIGENIC ESCHERICHIA COLI), etc.
The direct struggle between individuals for environmental necessities or for a common goal.
Plasmids encoding bacterial exotoxins (BACTERIOCINS).
Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
A species of ALPHAVIRUS associated with epidemic EXANTHEMA and polyarthritis in Australia.
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The study of microorganisms such as fungi, bacteria, algae, archaea, and viruses.
Esters formed between the aldehydic carbon of sugars and the terminal phosphate of guanosine diphosphate.
Models used experimentally or theoretically to study molecular shape, electronic properties, or interactions; includes analogous molecules, computer-generated graphics, and mechanical structures.
A class of oxidized LDL receptors that contain LECTIN-like extracellular domains.

Effect of a staphylococcin on Neisseria gonorrhoeae. (1/1664)

Phage group 2 staphylococcal strain UT0002 contains a large 56S virulence plasmid with genes that code for both exfoliative toxin and a specific staphylococcin termed Bac R(1). Four penicillinase-producing strains and three penicillin-susceptible strains of Neisseria gonorrhoeae were killed by Bac R(1). After 30 min of growth of the penicillin-resistant TR1 strain in 62.5 arbitrary units of Bac R(1) per ml, loss of viability was approximately 90%, and, after 5 h, an approximately 99.99% loss of viability was observed. Lysis did not accompany cell death, and 84% of the Bac R(1) added to the growth medium was adsorbed to the gonococcal cells. The extracellular supernatant fluid from a substrain of staphylococcal strain UT0002 cured of the plasmid for Bac R(1) production had no lethal effect on the gonococcal strains. Bac R(1) was also shown to have bactericidal activity against an L-form of N. meningitidis, indicating that the outer envelope of a neisserial cell is not needed for bacteriocin activity. Ten different normal human sera were unable to neutralize Bac R(1) activity. The bacteriocin lacks adsorption specificity. It binds to but does not kill Escherichia coli cells, indicating that the cell envelope of gram-negative organisms can provide protection against the staphylococcin.  (+info)

Temperature and pH conditions that prevail during fermentation of sausages are optimal for production of the antilisterial bacteriocin sakacin K. (2/1664)

Sakacin K is an antilisterial bacteriocin produced by Lactobacillus sake CTC 494, a strain isolated from Spanish dry fermented sausages. The biokinetics of cell growth and bacteriocin production of L. sake CTC 494 in vitro during laboratory fermentations were investigated by making use of MRS broth. The data obtained from the fermentations was used to set up a predictive model to describe the influence of the physical factors temperature and pH on microbial behavior. The model was validated successfully for all components. However, the specific bacteriocin production rate seemed to have an upper limit. Both cell growth and bacteriocin activity were very much influenced by changes in temperature and pH. The production of biomass was closely related to bacteriocin activity, indicating primary metabolite kinetics, but was not the only factor of importance. Acidity dramatically influenced both the production and the inactivation of sakacin K; the optimal pH for cell growth did not correspond to the pH for maximal sakacin K activity. Furthermore, cells grew well at 35 degrees C but no bacteriocin production could be detected at this temperature. L. sake CTC 494 shows special promise for implementation as a novel bacteriocin-producing sausage starter culture with antilisterial properties, considering the fact that the temperature and acidity conditions that prevail during the fermentation process of dry fermented sausages are optimal for the production of sakacin K.  (+info)

The specific genes for lantibiotic mutacin II biosynthesis in Streptococcus mutans T8 are clustered and can be transferred en bloc. (3/1664)

Mutacin II is a ribosomally synthesized peptide lantibiotic produced by group II Streptococcus mutans. DNA sequencing has revealed that the mutacin II biosynthetic gene cluster consists of seven specific open reading frames: a regulator (mutR), the prepromutacin structural gene (mutA), a modifying protein (mutM), an ABC transporter (mutT), and an immunity cluster (mutFEG). Transformations of a non-mutacin-producing strain, S. mutans UA159, and a mutacin I-producing strain, S. mutans UA140, with chromosomal DNA from S. mutans T8 with an aphIII marker inserted upstream of the mutacin II structural gene yielded transformants producing mutacin II and mutacins I and II, respectively.  (+info)

Identification and cloning of an Erwinia carotovora subsp. carotovora bacteriocin regulator gene by insertional mutagenesis. (4/1664)

Avirulent Erwinia carotovora subsp. carotovora CGE234-M403 produces two types of bacteriocin. For the purpose of cloning the bacteriocin genes of strain CGE234M403, a spontaneous rifampin-resistant mutant of this strain, M-rif-11-2, was isolated. By Tn5 insertional mutagenesis using M-rif-11-2, a mutant, TM01A01, which produces the high-molecular-weight bacteriocin but not the low-molecular-weight bacteriocin was obtained. By thermal asymmetric interlaced PCR, the DNA sequence from the Tn5 insertion site and the DNA sequence of a contiguous 1,280-bp region were determined. One complete open reading frame (ORF), designated ORF2, was identified within the sequenced fragment. The 3' end of another ORF, ORF1, was located upstream of ORF2. A noncoding region and a putative promoter were located between ORF1 and ORF2. Downstream from ORF2, the 5' end of another ORF (ORF3) was found. Deduction from the nucleotide sequence indicated that ORF2 encodes a protein of 99 amino acids, which showed high homology with Yersinia enterocolitica Yrp, a regulator of enterotoxin (Y-ST) production; Escherichia coli host factor 1, required for Qbeta-replicase; and Azorhizobium caulinodans NrfA, required for the expression of nifA. ORF2 was designated brg, bacteriocin regulator gene. A fragment containing ORF2 and its promoter was amplified and cloned into pBR322 and pHSG415r, and the recombinant plasmids, pBYL1 and pHYL1, were transferred into E. coli DH5. Plasmid pBYL1 was reisolated and transferred into the insertion mutant TM01A01. Transformants carrying the plasmid, which was reisolated and designated pBYL1, re-produced the low-molecular-weight bacteriocin.  (+info)

Escherichia coli outer membrane protein TolC is involved in production of the peptide antibiotic microcin J25. (5/1664)

A Tn5 insertion in tolC eliminated microcin J25 production. The mutation had little effect on the expression of the microcin structural gene and presumably acted by blocking microcin secretion. The tolC mutants carrying multiple copies of the microcin genes were less immune to the microcin. TolC is thus likely a component of a microcin export complex containing the McjD immunity protein, an ABC exporter.  (+info)

Inactivation of the dlt operon in Staphylococcus aureus confers sensitivity to defensins, protegrins, and other antimicrobial peptides. (6/1664)

Positively charged antimicrobial peptides with membrane-damaging activity are produced by animals and humans as components of their innate immunity against bacterial infections and also by many bacteria to inhibit competing microorganisms. Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus xylosus, which tolerate high concentrations of several antimicrobial peptides, were mutagenized to identify genes responsible for this insensitivity. Several mutants with increased sensitivity were obtained, which exhibited an altered structure of teichoic acids, major components of the Gram-positive cell wall. The mutant teichoic acids lacked D-alanine, as a result of which the cells carried an increased negative surface charge. The mutant cells bound fewer anionic, but more positively charged proteins. They were sensitive to human defensin HNP1-3, animal-derived protegrins, tachyplesins, and magainin II, and to the bacteria-derived peptides gallidermin and nisin. The mutated genes shared sequence similarity with the dlt genes involved in the transfer of D-alanine into teichoic acids from other Gram-positive bacteria. Wild-type strains bearing additional copies of the dlt operon produced teichoic acids with higher amounts of D-alanine esters, bound cationic proteins less effectively and were less sensitive to antimicrobial peptides. We propose a role of the D-alanine-esterified teichoic acids which occur in many pathogenic bacteria in the protection against human and animal defense systems.  (+info)

Membrane topology of the lactococcal bacteriocin ATP-binding cassette transporter protein LcnC. Involvement of LcnC in lactococcin a maturation. (7/1664)

Many non-lantibiotic bacteriocins of lactic acid bacteria are produced as precursors with N-terminal leader peptides different from those present in preproteins exported by the general sec-dependent (type II) secretion pathway. These bacteriocins utilize a dedicated (type I) secretion system for externalization. The secretion apparatus for the lactococcins A, B, and M/N (LcnA, B, and M/N) from Lactococcus lactis is composed of the two membrane proteins LcnC and LcnD. LcnC belongs to the ATP-binding cassette transporters, whereas LcnD is a protein with similarities to other accessory proteins of type I secretion systems. This paper shows that the N-terminal part of LcnC is involved in the processing of the precursor of LcnA. By making translational fusions of LcnC to the reporter proteins beta-galactosidase (LacZ) and alkaline phosphatase (PhoA*), it was shown that both the N- and C-terminal parts of LcnC are located in the cytoplasm. As the N terminus of LcnC is required for LcnA maturation and is localized in the cytoplasm, we conclude that the processing of the bacteriocin LcnA to its mature form takes place at the cytosolic side of the cytoplasmic membrane.  (+info)

Effects of antibiotics on metabolism of peptidoglycan, protein, and lipids in Bifidobacterium bifidum subsp. pennsylvanicus. (8/1664)

The formation of cell envelope components of Bifidobacterium bifidum subsp. pennsylvanicus was studied by measuring the incorporation of [(3)H]glycine, (14)C-labeled fatty acids, and N-benzoyl-[(14)C]glucosamine into the membrane protein, membrane lipids, and cell wall peptidoglycan, respectively. Inhibition of peptidoglycan synthesis by antibiotics (penicillin G, vancomycin, d-cycloserine, and bacitracin) and by the omission of glucosamine-containing growth factors caused a marked decrease in glycine incorporation into cellular as well as membrane protein, which was accompanied by a considerable enhancement of fatty acid incorporation. The uncoupling of protein and lipid synthesis led to the release of marked amounts of lipids from the cell under these conditions. Arrestment of protein synthesis by antibiotics (chloramphenicol, tetracycline, and actinomycin D) decreased peptidoglycan and lipid synthesis only partially, but did not lead to lipid release. Mg(2+) deficiency of the medium caused about 60% inhibition of growth and lipid synthesis, but protein synthesis and especially peptidoglycan synthesis were much less inhibited. Staphylococcin 1580 arrested the growth and also the synthesis of protein and peptidoglycan. However, the synthesis and turnover of lipids were considerably increased and a release of large amounts of lipids was observed. Peptidoglycan and cellular protein did not show any turnover either during normal growth or after the inhibition of cell wall and protein synthesis.  (+info)

Class II bacteriocins are a class of small peptides that inhibit the growth of various bacteria. Many Gram-positive bacteria produce ribosomally synthesized antimicrobial peptides, termed bacteriocins. Bacteriocins for which disulfide bonds are the only modification to the peptide are Class II bacteriocins. One important and well studied class of bacteriocins is the class IIa or pediocin-like bacteriocins produced by lactic acid bacteria. All class IIa bacteriocins are produced by food-associated strains, isolated from a variety of food products of industrial and natural origins, including meat products, dairy products and vegetables. Class IIa bacteriocins are all cationic, display anti-Listeria activity, and kill target cells by permeabilizing the cell membrane. Class IIa bacteriocins contain between 37 and 48 residues. Based on their primary structures, the peptide chains of class IIa bacteriocins may be divided roughly into two regions: a hydrophilic, cationic and highly conserved N-terminal ...
In this study, we determined the nature of the two antimicrobial substances produced by S. mutans strain UA140; one is identical to mutacin I produced by strain CH43, and the other is a two-peptide nonlantibiotic bacteriocin, which we named mutacin IV. The two peptides of mutacin IV, NlmA and NlmB, are encoded by two genes in a single operon located on contig 450 in the S. mutansgenome database. nlmA encodes a prepeptide of 67 aa, consisting of a 23-aa leader peptide with a double-glycine cleavage site and a 44-aa mature peptide. nlmB encodes a prepeptide of 71 aa consisting of a 22-aa leader peptide, also with a double-glycine processing signal, and a 49-aa mature peptide. The fact that the calculated molecular mass of the mature NlmA and NlmB peptides matches the measured molecular mass of the purified mutacin IV peptides suggests that neither peptide is posttranslationally modified.. The production of lantibiotic mutacin I and nonlantibiotic mutacin IV in UA140 appeared to be regulated by ...
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Bacteriocins represent a rather underutilized class of antimicrobials despite often displaying activity against many drug-resistant pathogens. Lantibiotics are a post-translationally modified class of bacteriocins, characterized by the presence of lanthionine and methyllanthionine bridges. In this study, a novel two-peptide lantibiotic was isolated and characterized. Formicin was isolated from Bacillus paralicheniformis APC 1576, an antimicrobial-producing strain originally isolated from the intestine of a mackerel. Genome sequencing allowed for the detection of the formicin operon and, from this, the formicin structural genes were identified, along with those involved in lantibiotic modification, transport and immunity. The identified bacteriocin was subsequently purified from the bacterial supernatant. Despite the degree of conservation seen amongst the entire class of two-peptide lantibiotics, the formicin peptides are unique in many respects. The formicin α peptide is far less hydrophobic than any
The Role of Bacteriocins in Mediating Bacterial Competitive Interactions. Explaining the coexistence of competing species is a major challenge in community ecology. In bacterial systems, competition is often driven by the production of bacteriocins, which are narrow-spectrum proteinaceous toxins that serve to kill closely related species, providing the producer better access to limited resources. Bacteriocin producers have been shown to competitively exclude sensitive, nonproducing strains. However, the dynamics between bacteriocin producers, each lethal to its competitor, are largely unknown. In this study, we used in vitro, in vivo and in silico models to study competitive interactions between bacteriocin producers. Two Escherichia coli strains were generated, each carrying a DNA-degrading bacteriocin (colicins E2 and E7). Using reporter-gene assays, we showed that each DNase bacteriocin is not only lethal to its opponent but, at lower doses, can also induce the expression of its opponents ...
in PLoS ONE (2013), 8(12), Background: Lantibiotics are heat-stable peptides characterized by the presence of thioether amino acid lanthionine and methyllanthionine. They are capable to inhibit the growth of Gram-positive bacteria ... [more ▼]. Background: Lantibiotics are heat-stable peptides characterized by the presence of thioether amino acid lanthionine and methyllanthionine. They are capable to inhibit the growth of Gram-positive bacteria, including Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus aureus or Bacillus cereus, the causative agents of food-borne diseases or nosocomial infections. Lantibiotic biosynthetic machinery is encoded by gene cluster composed by a structural gene that codes for a pre-lantibiotic peptide and other genes involved in pre-lantibiotic modifications, regulation, export and immunity. Methodology/Findings: Bacillus amyloliquefaciens GA1 was found to produce an antimicrobial peptide, named amylolysin, active on an array of Gram-positive bacteria, including methicillin ...
Bacteriocins are multi-protein assemblies that bear striking resemblance to bacteriophage (virus) tails. Bacteriocins are an extracellular contractile injection system that kill closely related bacteria by puncturing their cell membrane. Mounting evidence suggests that besides interbacterial competition, bacteriocins also mediate interactions between bacteria and diverse eukaryotic hosts by assembling extracellular hexagonal-bacteriocin arrays composed of numerous bacteriocin particles. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic bacterial pathogen that produces bacteriocins called R2 pyocins which lyse susceptible bacteria. Based on homology to other contractile injection systems, we hypothesize that P. aeruginosa produces bacteriocin arrays that modulate host responses during infection. We have developed a method to quantify R2 pyocins utilizing the lysis of susceptible strains of P. aeruginosa. We are currently applying this quantification method to optimize the production and purification of pyocins
The bactericidal efficiency of ultrahigh hydrostatic pressure (UMP) and pulsed electric field (PEF) were studied in combination with two acteriocins, nisin A and pediocin AcH, and lysozyme. Several Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacterial species and strains associated with food spoilage and foodborne diseases were tested. The results showed that both UHP and PEF inflict lethal and sublethal injury to Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacterial cells. As the sublethally-injured cells became sensitive to the bactericidal action of the two bacteriocins and lysozyme, the combination of the UHP and PEF treatment, along with bacteriocin and lysozyme resulted in greater viability loss than when only the UHP or PEF are used. In general, under the study conditions, UHP and bacteriocins produced more viability loss than PEF with and without bacteriocins. By combining bacteriocins and lysozyme, UHP at 30,000 psi for 1 min produced viability loss of 13.8 logs in Listeria monocytogenes Scott A and 6.3 logs in
Brochocin-C is a two-peptide class IIb bacteriocin (18) with a broad spectrum that compares favorably with the antibacterial spectrum of nisin, inhibiting the outgrowth of Bacillus andClostridium spores, including spores of C. botulinum. This is exceptional because the structure of brochocin-C is not comparable to that of nisin. Nisin does not require a receptor to permeabilize the membranes of sensitive cells, and it inhibits gram-negative bacteria pretreated with EDTA (32). Brochocin-C was also active against E. coli and S. choleraesuis cells treated with EDTA, although the degree of inhibition that we observed for nisin and brochocin-C was less than that reported for nisin by Stevens et al. (32). This suggests that brochocin-C also does not require a receptor to be active. Plasmid pJKM64 is lethal in E. coli when Sec-dependent production of brochocin-C is introduced, and this provides further evidence that brochocin-C is active in E. coli and does not need a receptor. Thermophilin 13 is a ...
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Increase in the number of infections caused by Gram-negative bacteria in neutropenic cancer patients has prompted the search for novel therapeutic agents having dual anticancer and antimicrobial properties. Bacteriocins are cationic proteins of prokaryotic origin that have emerged as one of the most promising alternative antimicrobial agents with applications as food preservatives and therapeutic agents. Apart from their antimicrobial activities, bacteriocins are also being explored for their anticancer potential. In this study, a broad-spectrum, cell membrane-permeabilizing enterocin with a molecular weight of 65 kDa was purified and characterized from the culture supernatant of vaginal Enterococcus faecium 12a. Enterocin 12a inhibited multidrug-resistant strains of various Gram-negative pathogens such as Salmonella enterica, Shigella flexneri, Vibrio cholerae, Escherichia coli and Gram-positive, Listeria monocytogenes, but had no activities against different strains of gut lactobacilli. The mass
Bacteria produce a diverse array of antagonistic compounds to restrict growth of microbial rivals. Contributing to this warfare are bacteriocins: secreted antibacterial peptides, proteins and multi-protein complexes. These compounds typically eliminate competitors closely related to the producer. Lectin-like bacteriocins (LlpAs) constitute a distinct class of such proteins, produced by Pseudomonas as well as some other proteobacterial genera. LlpAs share a common architecture consisting of two B-lectin domains, followed by a short carboxy-terminal extension. Two surface-exposed moieties on susceptible Pseudomonas cells are targeted by the respective lectin modules. The carboxy-terminal domain binds D-rhamnose residues present in the lipopolysaccharide layer, whereas the amino-terminal domain interacts with a polymorphic external loop of the outer-membrane protein insertase BamA, hence determining selectivity. The absence of a toxin-immunity module as found in modular bacteriocins and other polymorphic
Bacteriocins hold unprecedented promise as a largely untapped source of antibiotic alternatives in the age of multidrug resistance. Here, we describe the first approach to systematically design variants of a novel AS-48 bacteriocin homologue, which we have termed safencin AS-48, from Bacillus safensis, to gain insights into engineering improved activity of bacteriocins. A library of synthetic peptides in which systematic amino acid substitutions to vary the periodicity and abundance of polar, acidic, aliphatic, and hydrophobic residues were generated for a total of 96 novel peptide variants of a single bacteriocin candidate. Using this method, we identified nine synthetic safencin (syn-safencin) variants with broad and potent antimicrobial activities with minimal inhibitory concentrations (MIC) as low as 250 nM against E. coli, P. aeruginosa, X. axonopodis, and S. pyogenes with minimal cytotoxicity to mammalian cells. It is anticipated that the strategies we have developed will serve as general guides
TY - JOUR. T1 - Biosynthesis of the RiPP trojan horse nucleotide antibiotic microcin C is directed by the N-formyl of the peptide precursor. AU - Dong, Shi Hui. AU - Kulikovsky, Alexey. AU - Zukher, Inna. AU - Estrada, Paola. AU - Dubiley, Svetlana. AU - Severinov, Konstantin. AU - Nair, Satish K.. PY - 2019/1/1. Y1 - 2019/1/1. N2 - Microcin C7 (McC) is a peptide antibiotic modified by a linkage of the terminal isoAsn amide to AMP via a phosphoramidate bond. Post-translational modification on this ribosomally produced heptapeptide precursor is carried out by MccB, which consumes two equivalents of ATP to generate the N-P linkage. We demonstrate that MccB only efficiently processes the precursor heptapeptide that retains the N-formylated initiator Met (fMet). Binding studies and kinetic measurements evidence the role of the N-formyl moiety. Structural data show that the N-formyl peptide binding results in an ordering of residues in the MccB crossover loop, which dictates specificity in ...
The preservative potentials of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) recovered from some Nigerian traditional fermented foods were assessed by inoculating 0.1 ml aliquots of suitable dilutions of the food samples on De Man Rogosa Sharpe (MRS) agar fortified with 50mg of nystatin. The isolates were assessed for their ability to produce bacteriocin using Agar Well Diffusion assay method. By using (GTG)5-PCR and 16s rDNA sequencing tools, two bacteriocin-producing LAB namely Lactobacillus tucceti CECT 5920 and Lactobacillus mindensis TMW were identified. Both LAB isolates had equal level of bacteriocin activity. Studies on inhibitory activity of partially purified bacteriocin extracts showed that temperature of 35°C had maximum effect on bacteriocin antimicrobial activity of L. tucceti CECT 5920 against Staphylococcus aureus NCTC 8325 and Escherichia coli 0157:H7, while pH had same effects on both LAB isolates against the test bacteria. Maximum tolerance of acidic medium was exhibited by both LAB isolates at ...
Two-component signal transduction systems that respond to the presence of inducer peptide pheromones are known to regulate a variety of processes: bacteriocin production, competence for transformation, biofilm formation, and virulence (30). The results presented here and those from previous studies (14, 15) show that S. mutans uses one and the same TCSTS to control at least three of these at first sight unrelated processes. Mutants in comA, comC, and comDE are competence deficient (14), form biofilms that are different from those formed by wild-type strains (15), and do not produce bacteriocins (this study; 32, 36).. Unlike competence, which exhibits an optimum during a short interval of the exponential phase (data not shown) (19, 23), expression of nlmAB′-lacZ was lowest in this period but reached a maximum in the stationary phase. Since both activities are controlled by the same regulatory system, the question arises as to how this differential regulation is established. The key to the ...
The consortium will develop new antibiotics/antimicrobials, which have similar capabilities. The team will work with bacteriocins, potent toxins produced by bacteria to kill other, closely-related strains. Bacteriocins are naturally active in the human body but have not evolved to function as effective drugs in the clinic.. If a way can be found to convert bacteriocins into effective antibiotics, they offer excellent potential for use to address the growing problem of antibiotic resistance and the threat this poses to human and animal health around the world.. The consortium will take a model bacteriocin, discovered by University of Plymouth staff, and enhance its performance in terms of range of action, stability and potency. The aim is to generate derivatives which show drug-like properties without compromising the bacteriocins original potent bacteria-killing abilities. The manufacture of the derivatives will then be scaled-up into commercially attractive production systems.. Mathew Upton, ...
Cotter PD, Hill C, Ross RP (2006). Whats in a name? Class distinction for bacteriocins. Nature Reviews Microbiology. 4 (2). doi:10.1038/nrmicro1273-c2. is author reply to comment on article :Cotter PD, Hill C, Ross RP (2005). Bacteriocins: developing innate immunity for food. Nature Reviews Microbiology. 3 (?): 777-88. doi:10.1038/nrmicro1273. PMID 16205711. HENG, C. K. N., WESCOMBE, P. A., BURTON, J. P., JACK, R. W., & TAGG, J. R. (2007). The diversity of bacteriocins in Gram-positive bacteria. In: Bacteriocins: Ecology and Evolution. 1st ed., Riley, M. A. & Chavan, M. A., Eds. Springer, Hildberg, p. 45-83. Nissen-Meyer, J; Rogne, P; Oppegård, C; Haugen, HS; Kristiansen, PE (2013-08-12). Structure-function relationships of the non-lanthionine-containing peptide (class II) bacteriocins produced by gram-positive bacteria. Curr Pharm Biotechnol. 10: 19-37. PMID 19149588. NETZ D. J., POHL , BECK-SICKINGER A. G., SELMER , PIERIK , SAHL H. G. (2002). Biochemical characterisation and genetic ...
The sequence analysis of the 7383 bp plasmid pCIZ2 from |i|Enterococcus faecium|/i| L50 enabled the identification of a DNA region involved in its replication. The structural organization of the pCIZ2 replication region is highly similar to those of well-known theta-replicating plasmids. It contains an untranslated region, the putative replication origin (|i|ori|/i|), constituted by two sets of direct repeats of 12 and 22 bp (iterons), and followed by three open-reading frames (|i|orf8|/i| to |i|orf10|/i|). |i|orf8|/i| encodes the replication initiation protein (RepE). The transcriptional start site of the replication locus was identified 13 nucleotides upstream of the |i|repE|/i| start codon. A two-dimensional agarose gel electrophoresis analysis revealed pCIZ2 intermediates profile typical of the theta-type replication mechanism. Subcloning of different DNA fragments of the pCIZ2 replication region in |i|Escherichia coli|/i| and, subsequently, in the plasmidless |i|E. faecium|/i| L50/14-2 allowed the
Escherichia coli ST131 is a clinical challenge due to its multidrug resistant profile and successful global spread. They are often associated with complicated infections, particularly urinary tract infections (UTIs). Bacteriocins play an important role to outcompete other microorganisms present in the human gut. Here, we characterized bacteriocin-encoding plasmids found in ST131 isolates of patients suffering from a UTI using both short- and long-read sequencing. Colicins Ia, Ib and E1, and microcin V, were identified among plasmids that also contained resistance and virulence genes. To investigate if the potential transmission range of the colicin E1 plasmid is influenced by the presence of a resistance gene, we constructed a strain containing a plasmid which had both the colicin E1 and blaCMY-2 genes. No difference in transmission range was found between transformant and wild-type strains. However, a statistically significantly difference was found in adhesion and invasion ability. ...
Abstract: How ultra-high-affinity protein protein interactions retain high specificity is still poorly understood. The interaction between colicin DNase domains and their inhibitory immunity (Im) proteins is an ultra-high-affinity interaction that is essential for the neutralisation of endogenous DNase catalytic activity and for protection against exogenous DNase bacteriocins. The colicin DNase-Im interaction is a model system for the study of high-affinity protein protein interactions. However, despite the fact that closely related colicin-like bacteriocins are widely produced by Gram-negative bacteria, this interaction has only been studied using colicins from Escherichia coli. In this work, we present the first crystal structures of two pyocin DNase-Im complexes from Pseudomonas aeruginosa, pyocin S2 DNase-ImS2 and pyocin AP41 DNase-ImAP41. These structures represent divergent DNase Im subfamilies and are important in extending our understanding of protein protein interactions for this ...
Production of bacteriocin-like inhibitory substances (BLIS) by Streptococcus salivarius strains isolated from the tongue and throat of children with and without sore throat ...
Lantibiotics are peptides, produced by bacteria, that contain the noncanonicalamino acid lanthionine and many of them exhibit antibacterial activities. The labyrinthopeptin A1 (LabyA1) is a prototype peptide of a novel class of carbacyclic lantibiotics. Here, we extensively evaluated its broad-spectrum activity against HIV and HSV in vitro, studied its mechanism of action and evaluated potential microbicidal applications. LabyA1 exhibited a consistent and broad anti-HIV activity (EC(50)s:0.70-3.3 mu M) and anti-HSV activity (EC(50)s:0.29-2.8 mu M) in cell cultures. LabyA1 also inhibited viral cell-cell transmission between persistently HIV-infected T cells and uninfected CD4(+) T cells (EC50:2.5 mu M) and inhibited the transmission of HIV captured by DC-SIGN(+)-cells to uninfected CD4(+) T cells (EC50:4.1 mu M). Time-of-drug addition studies revealed that LabyA1 acts as an entry inhibitor against HIV and HSV. Cellular and virus binding studies combined with SPR/FLIPR technology showed that ...
Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) are generally recognized as safe. It has been used to increase the shelf-life of fermented products, and its antimicrobial action is based on the metabolites secretions, such as lactic acid, hydrogen peroxide, reuterin, bacteriocins and the like-bacteriocins substances. It has been proven that LAB are able to inhibit deteriorating bacteria of raw meat, but improper handling of live cultures could lead to spoilage. So, the use of their bacteriocins, small antimicrobial peptides, could be an alternative. Besides reducing the number of spoilage bacteria, it seeks to inhibit pathogenic bacteria such as Salmonella, enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli and Listeria. The food industry uses few bacteriocins and now bacterial resistance has been reported. For that reason, the search of novel bacteriocins produced by LAB is a priority. Moreover, the natural microbiota of meat could be a reservoir of LAB.
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Research on naturally occurring antibacterial agents has attracted considerable scientific attention worldwide over the last twenty years. Instead of chemical food additives, it is possible to use natural antimicrobials released by lactic acid bacteria and yeast. The pure antimicrobials produced by microorganisms or the microorganisms that produce these substances can be used for food bio-preservation or as probiotics in medicine and veterinary medicine. Searching for lactic acid bacteria and yeast in natural foods and researching their application possibilities are relevant worldwide. Depending on the environment, microorganisms adapt, resulting in different strains that can produce antibacterial substances with different properties. Such substances are bacteriocins, produced by lactic acid bacteria and killer toxins, produced by yeast [1, 2]. The aim of this work is genotyping of microorganisms, isolated from cottage cheese, obtained from local milk products producers, which shows ...
Supplementary MaterialsFigure S1: Sequence alignment of BovA-like peptides. and cerecin perecin. (DOCX) pone.0097121.s006.docx (14K) GUID:?1C8CF4AE-D623-47A1-B72C-E0F9ACA2104D Desk S3: MS analysis of disulfide substitution mutants of bovicin HJ50-like lantibiotics. (DOCX) pone.0097121.s007.docx (14K) GUID:?E15E4680-DDEC-449D-A1DF-6B67DED929CA Data Availability StatementThe authors concur that all data fundamental the findings are fully obtainable without restriction. The cerecin biosynthesis gene cluster from B. cereus As 1.348 was submitted to GenBank with an accession amount of KJ504103 as well as the thuricin biosynthesis gene cluster in B. thuringiensis As 1.013 was submitted with an accession amount of KJ504104. Abstract Lantibiotics are ribosomally-synthesized and modified peptides with potent antimicrobial actions posttranslationally. Finding of book lantibiotics continues to be accelerated using the soaring launch of genomic info of microorganisms greatly. As a distinctive course II ...
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The a- and p-peptides of enterocin 1071 and lactococcin G and Q have putative amphiphilic a-helices in their N-terminal and mid region (residues 3-27 in a and 8-25 in p) as judged by displaying their sequences on an Ed-mundson a-helical wheel 6, 8, 9 . The non-polar amino acids are found almost exclusively on one side of the helix while the polar residues are found on the opposite side. CD structural studies of the lactococcin G a- and p-peptides and fragments thereof show that the a- and.... ...
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in patients with indwelling medical devices. The present study examined the effects of different kinds of bacteriocins, which are ribosomally synthesized antimicrobial peptides produced by certain bacteria, on biofilms formed by a clinical ...
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Also, some antibiotic-resistant bacteria are actually less virulent than the sensitive bacteria, again implying a cost to the host for holding on to the plasmid. These resistant bacteria are often crowded out by the normal bacterial flora of the body. However, if the body is exposed to antibiotic, the sensitive bacteria die off, and the resistant bacteria are able to grow out and express their virulence.. Antibiotic resistance is certainly a matter of natural selection, but its more than just that. For example, all it takes in an ICU to have an outbreak of certain resistant strains is for one inoculum to be brought in. That inoculum will spread and its resistance plasmids will be exchanged with the non-resistant bacteria (and, dare I say, emerge:). Granted, if there is a selective pressure (the use of the antibiotic to which the resistant bacteria is resistant), that spread will happen a lot faster, but it will still happen to some extent even without the selection. Also, even a small number ...
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In this paper we analyze the population dynamics of bacteria competing by anti-bacterial toxins (bacteriocins). Three types of bacteria involved in these dynamics can be distinguished: toxin producers, resistant bacteria and sensitive bacteria. Their interplay can be regarded as a Rock-Scissors-Paper - game (RSP). Here, this is modeled by a reasonable three-dimensional Lotka- Volterra ($L$V) type differential equation system. In contrast to earlier approaches to modeling the RSP game such as replicator equations, all interaction terms have negative signs because the interaction between the three different types of bacteria is purely competitive, either by toxification or by competition for nutrients. The model allows one to choose asymmetric parameter values. Depending on parameter values, our model gives rise to a stable steady state, a stable limit cycle or a heteroclinic orbit with three fixed points, each fixed point corresponding to the existence of only one bacteria type. An alternative ...
1OHM: Three-Dimensional Structure in Lipid Micelles of the Pediocin-Like Antimicrobial Peptide Sakacin P and a Sakacin P Variant that is Structurally Stabilized by an Inserted C-Terminal Disulfide Bridge
Intravenous inoculations of from 1 to 3 cc. per kilo of body weight of a bouillon culture of virulent pneumococci produce septicemia and meningitis in dogs.. The injected pneumococci leave the circulation rapidly, but begin to reinvade the blood from 24 to 48 hours later. The septicemia reaches its climax between the 4th and 5th days and then abruptly declines, the blood becoming sterile within from 1 to 3 days after the height of the septicemia is reached.. The initial disappearance of the pneumococci from the circulation has been found to be due to agglutination of the diplococci in the blood stream and accumulation of the clumps in the lungs, liver, spleen, etc.. If the dogs are reinoculated during the ascension of the septicemia, the injected diplococci leave the circulation as rapidly as in normal dogs. Cultures isolated in this stage of the infection, both before and from 3 to 4 hours after the reinoculation, are resistant to the agglutinins and opsonins of immune sera that agglutinate and ...
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Background Lantibiotics are lanthionine-containing, post-translationally modified antimicrobial peptides. thermodenitrificans NG80-2 and Geobacillus sp. G11MC16 have become conserved extremely. Both LanAs are 100% similar as well as the homology between these, as well as the connected B and Cs certainly, and the related G. kaustophilus HTA426 protein over is certainly discussed. It was mentioned how the lanB of Geobacillus sp. G11MC16 can be evidently frameshifted (G11MC16DRAFT_2955 (176aa) and G11MC16DRAFT_2954 (848aa)) but that is not the situation in G. thermodenitrificans NG80-2 (GTNG_0266). Recognition of book Staphylococcus-connected lantibiotic gene clustersThe staphylococci are non-sporeforming, nonmotile Firmicutes. The genus Staphylococcus consists of 33 species, many of that are live and safe normally about your skin and mucous membranes of human beings and additional organisms. However, staphylococci may also result in a wide selection of illnesses either through toxin creation or ...
Lysostaphin is an antimicrobial agent belonging to a major class of antimicrobial peptides and proteins known as the bacteriocins. Bacteriocins are bacterial antimicrobial peptides which generally exhibit bactericidal activity against other bacteria. Bacteriocin production is a self-protection mechanism that helps the microorganisms to survive in their natural habitats. Bacteriocins are currently distributed into three main classes. Staphylococcins are bacteriocins produced by staphylococci, which are Gram-positive bacteria of medical and veterinary importance. Lysostaphin is the only class III staphylococcin described so far. It exhibits a high degree of antistaphylococcal bacteriolytic activity, being inactive against bacteria of all other genera. Infections caused by staphylococci continue to be a problem worldwide not only in healthcare environments but also in the community, requiring effective measures for controlling their spread. Since lysostaphin kills human and animal staphylococcal pathogens,
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Background Bacteriocins are antimicrobial peptides that are produced by bacteria as a defense mechanism in complex environments. Identification and characterization of novel bacteriocins in novel strains of bacteria is one of the important fields in bacteriology. Methodology/Findings The strain GI-9 was identified as Brevibacillus sp. by 16 S rRNA gene sequence analysis. The bacteriocin produced by strain GI-9, namely, laterosporulin was purified from supernatant of the culture grown under optimal conditions using hydrophobic interaction chromatography and reverse-phase HPLC. The bacteriocin was active against a wide range of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. MALDI-TOF experiments determined the precise molecular mass of the peptide to be of 5.6 kDa and N-terminal sequencing of the thermo-stable peptide revealed low similarity with existing antimicrobial peptides. The putative open reading frame (ORF) encoding laterosporulin and its surrounding genomic region was fished out from the draft
Chimeras of pediocin PA-1 (PedA-1), a bacteriocin produced by Pediococcus acidilactici PLBH9, fused to the signal peptide of enterocin P (EntP), a sec-dependent bacteriocin produced by Enterococcus faecium P13, permitted the production of PedA-1 in Lactococcus lactis. Chimeric genes encoding the EntP signal peptide (SP(entP)) fused to mature PedA-1 (pedA), with or without its immunity gene (pedB), were cloned into the expression vector pMG36c to generate the recombinant plasmids pMPP9 (SP(entP):pedA) and pMPP14i (SP(entP):pedA + pedB). Transformation of competent L. lactis subsp. lactis IL1403, L. lactis subsp. cremoris NZ9000, and L. lactis subsp. lactis DPC5598 with the recombinant plasmids has permitted the detection and quantitation of PedA-1 and the coproduction of nisin A and PedA-1 in supernatants of producer cells with specific anti-PedA-1 antibodies and a noncompetitive indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Recombinant L. lactis hosts carrying pMPP9 or pMPP14i displayed ...
Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) have historically been used in food fermentations to preserve foods and are generally-recognized-as-safe (GRAS) by the FDA for use as food ingredients. In addition to lactic acid; some strains also produce bacteriocins that have been proposed for use as food preservatives. In this study we examined the inhibition of Listeria monocytogenes 39-2 by neutralized and non-neutralized bacteriocin preparations (Bac+ preps) produced by Lactobacillus curvatus FS47; Lb. curvatus Beef3; Pediococcus acidilactici Bac3; Lactococcus lactis FLS1; Enterococcus faecium FS56-1; and Enterococcus thailandicus FS92. Activity differences between non-neutralized and neutralized Bac+ preps in agar spot assays could not readily be attributed to acid because a bacteriocin-negative control strain was not inhibitory to Listeria in these assays. When neutralized and non-neutralized Bac+ preps were used in microplate growth inhibition assays against L. monocytogenes 39-2 we observed some differences
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Author: Pooja Rani, Navreet Kaur Saini, Anjali Gagneja, Manpreet Kaur. Category: [Download PDF]. Abstract:. Bacteriocins are antimicrobial metabolites produced by lactic acid bacteria, which are being used as additives to prevent microbial spoilage of food items. Bacteriocins in free form are degraded by the enzymes present in the fruit juices. Encapsulation matrix protects the bacteriocin from food components. The present study was designed to elucidate the effectiveness of calcium alginate entrapped bacteriocin of Lactobacillus acidophilus in preservation of fruit juices. Calcium alginate gel was chosen as immobilization matrix because it is cheap, abundant and bio safe. Bacteriocin of Lactobacillus acidophilus NCDC 343 showed wide spectrum of antimicrobial activity against pathogenic and food spoilage microorganisms. It inhibited the growth of Staphylococcus aureus, Erwinia sp., Bacillus subtilis, Pseudomonas fluorescens, Leuconostoc mesenteroids and Listeria monocytogenes. Immobilized ...
Escano, Jerome; Stauffer, Byron; Brennan, Jacob; Bullock, Monica; Smith, Leif (2015). Biosynthesis and Transport of the Lantibiotic Mutacin 1140 Produced by Streptococcus mutans. Journal of Bacteriology. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /183340. ...
In general, pediocin production displays primary metabolite kinetics with the rate of production paralleled the growth rate [5, 36, 56, 58, 74-76]. Pediocin AcH from P. acidilactici H, was detected in the fermentation broth in much higher amounts after the culture pH had reached 4.0 and growth entered the late exponential phase. Even after the cells had reached the stationary phase (18 hours), considerable amounts of pediocin were produced [5]. Anastasiadou et al. [36] presented kinetic studies of production of pediocin SA-1 from P. acidilactici and pediocin SM-1 from P. pentosaceus [56] at different dissolved oxygen levels. Under semi aerobic conditions, that supported the highest specific pediocin production rates, specific production rates followed the specific growth rates and production of both pediocins followed the trend of biomass production. In both cases, production ceased once the stationary phase of growth was reached. Maximum pediocin SA-1 levels were detected at 14 hours (160 ...
Streptococcus mutans strain K8 was shown to produce a newly identified type AII lantibiotic, mutacin K8. The mutacin K8-encoding muk locus consists of 13 ORFs, three of which (mukA1, A2 and A3) have close homology to scnA, the structural gene encoding the Streptococcus pyogenes lantibiotic SA-FF22, …
Effect of Bacteriocins (from Bifidobacterium Spp) on Prevalence of some Aeromonas and Pseudomonas Species in Minced Meat during Cold Storage The effect of bifidin (1.6%)..
RD1 (≈40 kb; 35 ORFs) has several noteworthy features, including a cluster of six genes encoding serine protease homologues with 49-93% identity to each other, a group of 8 genes encoding proteins involved in bacteriocin production and resistance, contiguous genes for leukotoxins D and E, and genes encoding proteins with 49% amino acid identity to restriction modification type Ic proteins made by Streptococcus thermophilus. The bacteriocin genes were present in 9 of 36 strains analyzed, and the genes for leukotoxins D and E were present in 17 strains. The entire serine protease gene cluster was absent in three strains. RD1 was highly variable in gene content among the 36 strains examined, with 5 major variants identified.. RD2 (≈50 kb; 50 ORFs) is the staphylococcal chromosomal cassette mec (SCCmec) and was present only in MRSA strains. There was considerable variation in the gene content of RD2 among the 11 MRSA strains (Fig. 3). However, all MRSA strains had 13 of the ORFs present in RD2 ...
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ORDO NEWS) - Scientists from the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry. MM Shemyakina and Yu. A. Ovchinnikov of the Russian Academy of Sciences, MIPT and HSE studied the interaction of a known natural antibiotic with its target using molecular modeling. These data will help to develop effective new types of antibiotics.. The overuse of antibiotics leads to the rapid development of bacterial resistance, which poses a threat to human health around the world. Therefore, the search and development of new classes of antibacterial agents with a mode of action that is not used today is extremely relevant. In microbiology, small antimicrobial proteins called lantibiotics are known to have bactericidal potential.. Nisin, the best studied lantibiotic, was discovered even before Alexander Flemings discovery of penicillin. Nisin has never been used in clinical practice due to instability in the human body. However, it has been widely used as a food preservative since 1953 without any signs of developing ...
Biofilms are sessile communities of bacteria typically embedded in an extracellular polymeric matrix. Bacterial cells embedded in biofilms are inherently recalcitrant to antimicrobials, compared to cells existing in a planktonic state, and are notoriously difficult to eradicate once formed. Avenues to tackle biofilms thus far have largely focussed on attempting to disrupt the initial stages of biofilm formation, including adhesion and maturation of the biofilm. Such an approach is advantageous as the concentrations required to inhibit formation of biofilms are generally much lower than removing a fully established biofilm. The crisis of antibiotic resistance in clinical settings worldwide has been further exacerbated by the ability of certain pathogenic bacteria to form biofilms. Perhaps the most notorious biofilm formers described from a clinical viewpoint have been methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Staphylococcus epidermidis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Gardnerella vaginalis and ...
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The type VI secretion system (T6SS) has emerged as an important mediator of interbacterial interactions. A T6SS from Pseudomonas aeruginosa targets at least three effector proteins, \(\underline t\)ype VI \(\underline s\)ecretion \(\underline e\)xported 1-3 (Tse1-3), to recipient Gram-negative cells. The Tse2 protein is a cytoplasmic effector that acts as a potent inhibitor of target cell proliferation, thus providing a pronounced fitness advantage for P. aeruginosa donor cells. P. aeruginosa utilizes a dedicated immunity protein, \(\underline t\)ype VI \(\underline s\)ecretion \(\underline i\)mmunity 2 (Tsi2), to protect against endogenous and intercellularly-transferred Tse2. Here we show that Tse2 delivered by the T6SS efficiently induces quiescence, not death, within recipient cells. We demonstrate that despite direct interaction of Tsi2 and Tse2 in the cytoplasm, Tsi2 is dispensable for targeting the toxin to the secretory apparatus. To gain insights into the molecular basis of Tse2 ...
DNA sequence polymorphism was determined for the microcin V gene cluster encoded on the microcin V plasmids of 12 natural isolates of Escherichia coli. These microcin V gene clusters are similar in DNA sequence, with only 10 of the 683 bp polymorphic. Further, the levels and patterns of microcin V gene cluster polymorphism differ from those of a chromosomal region, trpORF2, sequenced from each of the host isolates. These contrasting levels and patterns of polymorphism suggest that the microcin V gene cluster has experienced an evolutionary history different from that of the host ...
Peptidase S8 family domain in Vpr-like proteins. The maturation of the peptide antibiotic (lantibiotic) subtilin in Bacillus subtilis ATCC 6633 includes posttranslational modifications of the propeptide and proteolytic cleavage of the leader peptide. Vpr was identified as one of the proteases, along with WprA, that are capable of processing subtilin. Asp, Ser, His triadPeptidases S8 or Subtilases are a serine endo- and exo-peptidase clan. They have an Asp/His/Ser catalytic triad similar to that found in trypsin-like proteases, but do not share their three-dimensional structure and are not homologous to trypsin. The stability of subtilases may be enhanced by calcium, some members have been shown to bind up to 4 ions via binding sites with different affinity. Some members of this clan contain disulfide bonds. These enzymes can be intra- and extracellular, some function at extreme temperatures and pH values. ...
Model TIGR03731 represents the family of all lantibiotics related to gallidermin, including epidermin, mutatin, and nisin. This protein family describes the ATP-binding subunit of a gallidermin/epidermin class lantibiotic protection transporter. It is largely restricted to gallidermin-family lantibiotic biosynthesis and export cassettes, but also occurs in orphan transporter cassettes in species that lack candidate lantibiotic precursor and synthetase genes ...
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De Vuyst, L.; Vandamme, E.J. (1994). "Antimicrobial Potential of Lactic Acid Bacteria". Bacteriocins of Lactic Acid Bacteria. ...
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Another example is bacteria that release bacteriocins. The bacteria that releases the bacteriocin may have to die to do so, but ... This is because the ability to produce and release the bacteriocin is linked to an immunity to it. Therefore, close relatives ... most of the harm is to unrelated individuals who are killed by the bacteriocin. ...
Alternatively, purified bacteriocins such as nisin can be added directly to food products. Finally, bacteriophages, viruses ... Probiotic bacteria, including those that produce bacteriocins can kill and inhibit pathogens. ...
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Some strains of B. cereus produce cereins, bacteriocins active against different B. cereus strains or other Gram-positive ... "Antimicrobial activity of a newly identified bacteriocin of Bacillus cereus". Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 59 (12): ...
... he found that bacteriocins impair the function of cell membranes. Returning to MIT, his lab discovered that bacteriocins ... he switched his research focus from phages to cell membranes and bacteriocins.[citation needed] While on sabbatical in 1963 to ...
... bacteriocins, etc., often in combination with decrease of water activity (by drying or use of salt). Further, microbial food ... Bacteriocins and Food-Grade Enzymes". International Journal of Food Microbiology. 24 (3): 343-362. doi:10.1016/0168-1605(94) ...
Biotyping, bacteriocin typing, phage typing, plasmid analysis, and ribotyping can also be used. Most strains of S. marcescens ...
Sonorensin: an antimicrobial peptide, belonging to the heterocycloanthracin subfamily of bacteriocins, from a new marine ... bacteriocin, paenicidin A, tridecaptin A₁, and paenicidin B. Biology portal Bacillus subtilis, a culinary/industrial bacterium ...
K84 produces a bacteriocin (agrocin 84) which is an antibiotic specific against related bacteria, including A. tumefaciens. ...
Many natural antimicrobials such as nisin, natamycin and other bacteriocins, and essential oils derived from rosemary or thyme ...
DuPont produce Nisaplin (E234), a commercial formulation of the natural bacteriocin nisin, at a factory in the town. It was ...
... a bacteriocin from the halophilic archaeon Haloferax mediterranei R4". J. Bacteriol. 179 (2): 548-51. doi:10.1128/jb.179.2.548- ...
Since cell wall hydrolases, autolysins and bacteriocins are ubiquitous in nature, production of lysibodies specific for ... or the binding domain from an autolysin or bacteriocin, all of which bind to bacterial cell wall carbohydrate epitopes. This is ...
... while examples from Gram-positive bacteria include bacteriocin, subtilin, competence factor and pediocin. ATP + H2O + protein [ ...
Scientists describe and visualize the atomical structure and mechanical action of the bacteria-killing bacteriocin R2 pyocin ...
Bacteriocins Immunosuppressive proteins Bone resorption agents Inhibitors of bone formation Antibiotic resistance Fc-binding ...
Joerger R.D. (2003). "Alternatives to antibiotics: bacteriocins, antimicrobial peptides and bacteriophages". Poultry Science. ... Another research team was able to use bacteriocins, antimicrobial peptides and bacteriophages in the control of bacterial ...
H. Lee, H. Y. Kim: Lantibiotics, class I bacteriocins from the genus Bacillus. In: Journal of microbiology and biotechnology. ...
Simova, E. D.; Beshkova, D. M.; Angelov, M. P.; Dimitrov, Z. P. (2008). "Bacteriocin production by strain Lactobacillus ... also produce bacteriocins,[4] which have been shown to kill undesired bacteria in vitro. ...
... a new post-translational modification found in glycopeptide bacteriocins". FEBS Letters. 585 (4): 645-650. doi:10.1016/j. ...
... and characterization of two bacteriocins produced by isolates of Enterococcus faecium". Journal of Applied Microbiology. 92 (1 ...
2,0 2,1 2,2 Abriouel, H., et al., (2011). Diversity and applications of Bacillus bacteriocins. FEMS Microbiology Reviews, lk ...
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The antibacterial and antifungal activity of Lactobacillus species rely on production of bacteriocins and low molecular weight ... Lactobacillus produce bacteriocins to suppress pathogenic growth of certain bacteria,[27] as well as lactic acid and H2O2 ( ... a novel bacteriocin produced by Lactobacillus acidophilus M46". Journal of Applied Microbiology. 77 (2): 140-148. doi:10.1111/j ...
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Home » About the Lab » Research » Research Projects » Bacteriocins. Bacteriocins. The Role of Bacteriocins in Mediating ... Competitive interactions in Escherichia coli populations: the role of bacteriocins. Bacteriocins, Biology, Ecology, and ... Two Escherichia coli strains were generated, each carrying a DNA-degrading bacteriocin (colicins E2 and E7). Using reporter- ... Bacteriocin producers have been shown to competitively exclude sensitive, nonproducing strains. However, the dynamics between ...
Lectin-like bacteriocins (LlpAs) constitute a distinct class of such proteins, produced by Pseudomonas as well as some other ... Lectin-like bacteriocins (LlpAs) constitute a distinct class of such proteins, produced by Pseudomonas as well as some other ... The absence of a toxin-immunity module as found in modular bacteriocins and other polymorphic toxin systems, hints toward a ... The absence of a toxin-immunity module as found in modular bacteriocins and other polymorphic toxin systems, hints towards a ...
A method for promoting plant growth and/or disease resistance comprising applying a purified polypeptide that is a bacteriocin ... a) providing a bacteriocin; and. (b) determining whether said bacteriocin has plant growth and/or disease resistance promoting ... Bacteriocin Properties of Thuricin 17. To ensure that the material being tested was the bacteriocin thuricin 17, bacterial ... Many but not all bacteriocins are of low-molecular weight, in the range of about 100 to about 10,000 Daltons. Bacteriocins are ...
Here, we describe the first approach to systematically design variants of a novel AS-48 bacteriocin homologue, which we have ... and hydrophobic residues were generated for a total of 96 novel peptide variants of a single bacteriocin candidate. Using this ... Bacteriocins hold unprecedented promise as a largely untapped source of antibiotic alternatives in the age of multidrug ... that the strategies we have developed will serve as general guides for tuning the specificity of a given natural bacteriocin ...
Screening of genomes for bacteriocin clusters.In the 441 NAS genomes, 184 putative bacteriocin gene clusters belonging to 143 ... 1), contained circular bacteriocin gene clusters encoding 4 distinct bacteriocins (Fig. 9). Of the 19 identified clusters, 16 ... B) Alignment of precursor peptides from identified class IIc bacteriocins and known bacteriocins carnocyclin A (accession ... B) Alignments of precursor peptides from identified class II bacteriocins and known bacteriocins lactococcin 972 (accession ...
Bacteriocin-producing isolates from both ST131 and non-ST131 lineages were able to inhibit the growth of other E. coli isolates ... Here, we characterized bacteriocin-encoding plasmids found in ST131 isolates of patients suffering from a UTI using both short ... Determining the Virulence Properties of Escherichia coli ST131 Containing Bacteriocin-Encoding Plasmids Using Short- and Long- ... Determining the Virulence Properties of Escherichia coli ST131 Containing Bacteriocin-Encoding Plasmids Using Short- and Long- ...
Such substances are bacteriocins, produced by lactic acid bacteria and killer toxins, produced by yeast [1, 2]. The aim of this ... Bacteriocins;Killer toxins;Antibacterial activity;Capillary electrophoresis. Abstract: Research on naturally occurring ... To analyze what kind of bacteriocins and killer toxins were produced, capillary electrophoresis was used [4]. Detailed results ... Genetical identification of intibacterial agents producing microorganisms and analysis of bacteriocins and killer toxins ...
UHP and bacteriocins produced more viability loss than PEF with and without bacteriocins. By combining bacteriocins and ... As the sublethally-injured cells became sensitive to the bactericidal action of the two bacteriocins and lysozyme, the ... combination of the UHP and PEF treatment, along with bacteriocin and lysozyme resulted in greater viability loss than when only ... UHP and bacteriocins produced more viability loss than PEF with and without bacteriocins. By combining bacteriocins and ...
Recombinant Protein and Bacteriocin helveticin Antibody at MyBioSource. Custom ELISA Kit, Recombinant Protein and Antibody are ... Bacteriocin helveticin-J. Bacteriocin helveticin-J ELISA Kit. Bacteriocin helveticin-J Recombinant. Bacteriocin helveticin-J ... This heat-sensitive bacteriocin inhibits the growth of closely related Lactobacillus species.. Below are the list of possible ... This heat-sensitive bacteriocin inhibits the growth of closely related Lactobacillus species.. ...
Thu, 19 Nov 2015 , Peptide Bacteriocins Although bacteriocins may be found in many Grampositive and Gram-negative bacteria 12 ... Thu, 16 May 2013 , Peptide Bacteriocins In this study, fully modified nisin precursor was produced in the in vitro RTS by using ... Tue, 27 Oct 2015 , Peptide Bacteriocins 1 Nes IF, Diep DB, Havarstein LS, Brurberg 8 MB, Eijsink V, Holo H Biosynthesis of ... Sat, 12 Mar 2016 , Peptide Bacteriocins The a- and p-peptides of enterocin 1071 and lactococcin G and Q have putative ...
Bacteriocins are an extracellular contractile injection system that kill closely related bacteria by puncturing their cell ... We have also generated a fluorescently labelled R2 pyocin for the detection of bacteriocin arrays using fluorescence microscopy ... Based on homology to other contractile injection systems, we hypothesize that P. aeruginosa produces bacteriocin arrays that ... Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic bacterial pathogen that produces bacteriocins called R2 pyocins which lyse ...
The regulation of bacteriocin production is unique, since the IF is a bacteriocin-like peptide with a double-glycine leader ... While most bacteriocin producers synthesize only one bacteriocin, it has been shown that several LAB produce multiple ... Most of the new bacteriocins belong to the class II bacteriocins which are small (30-100 amino acids) heat- stable and commonly ... With the exception of the very few bacteriocins containing a sec-dependent signal sequence, class II bacteriocins are ...
Comparative studies of immunity proteins of pediocin-like bacteriocins.. Fimland G1, Eijsink VG, Nissen-Meyer J. ... The results show that the bacteriocin sensitivity of a lactic acid bacterium strain can depend on (1) the presence of immunity ... The orfY gene, which is transcribed without a cognate bacteriocin, was shown to encode a functional immunity protein that ... Genes encoding pediocin-like bacteriocins are usually co-transcribed with a gene encoding a cognate immunity protein. To ...
... it remains the only bacteriocin to be extensively employed as a food preservative. This is despite the fact that the activity ... While the bacteriocin Nisin has been employed by the food industry for 60 y, ... While the bacteriocin Nisin has been employed by the food industry for 60 y, it remains the only bacteriocin to be extensively ... 1 Bacteriocins and bacteriocin producers have attracted significant interest from a fundamental and commercial perspective over ...
Bacteriocins: Substances elaborated by specific strains of bacteria that are lethal against other strains of the same or ... Bacteriocins. Subscribe to New Research on Bacteriocins Substances elaborated by specific strains of bacteria that are lethal ... 06/01/1977 - "The effect of bacteriocins on the composition of dental plaque flora was studied in vitro with bacterial plaque ... 10/01/2011 - "Altogether, our study indicates that the bacteriocins, L23 and L60, are good candidates for the treatment or ...
Sequence and analysis of the 60 kb conjugative, bacteriocin-producing plasmid pMRC01 from Lactococcus lactis DPC3147 ... The three regions are (i) the conjugative transfer region, including a 16-gene Tra (transfer) operon; (ii) the bacteriocin ... production region, including an operon responsible for the synthesis of the novel bacteriocin lacticin 3147; and (iii) the ...
... and pncO are bacteriocin negative, and the pncP mutant is bacteriocin positive. The 2306ΔpncR-K mutant is bacteriocin positive ... A bacteriocin-like peptide induces bacteriocin synthesis in Lactobacillus plantarum C11. Mol. Microbiol. 18 : 631-639. ... Bacteriocins are small heat-stable peptides common in gram-positive bacteria (16, 22). The production of bacteriocins has been ... Assay for bacteriocin production.A variety of techniques have been used to determine the activity of bacteriocins. For our ...
However, there are several limitations that challenge the use of bacteriocins as biopreservatives / antibacterial agents. One ... However, there are several limitations that challenge the use of bacteriocins as biopreservatives / antibacterial agents. One ... This review highlights the practical difficulties with using bacteriocins to control pathogenic microorganisms, and provides an ... This review highlights the practical difficulties with using bacteriocins to control pathogenic microorganisms, and provides an ...
This review compares the relationship between the bacteriocin and the competence QS pathways in both S. pneumoniae and S. ... Recently, direct interactions between the ComCDE and the paralogous BlpRH pathway, regulating bacteriocin production, were ... systems that regulate the production of bacteriocins and the entry into the competent state, a requirement for natural ... This review compares the relationship between the bacteriocin and the competence QS pathways in both S. pneumoniae and S. ...
Bacteriocin Producing Probiotic Lactic acid Bacteria Human intestinal tract is filled with an enormous number of helpful ... Citation: Nishant T, Sathish Kumar D, Arun Kumar R, Hima Bindu K, Raviteja Y (2011) Bacteriocin Producing Probiotic Lactic acid ...
... yet customarily they also are grouped as bacteriocins. Although a large number of these bacteriocins (or bacteriocin-like ... Bacteriocins of gram-positive bacteria. Message Subject (Your Name) has forwarded a page to you from Microbiology and Molecular ... Bacteriocins of gram-positive bacteria.. R W Jack, J R Tagg, B Ray ... In many respects, these proteins are quite different from the colicins and other bacteriocins produced by gram-negative ...
Thiopeptide-type bacteriocin biosynthesis domain proteinImported. ,p>Information which has been imported from another database ... tr,C0JRZ0,C0JRZ0_STRLU Thiopeptide-type bacteriocin biosynthesis domain protein OS=Streptomyces laurentii OX=39478 GN=tsrK PE=4 ...
... novels applications of bacteriocins have been addressed.. Bacteriocins are bacterially-produced antimicrobial peptides that can ... research and application of bacteriocins.. Current advances in isolation, characterization and application of bacteriocins will ... Title of presentation: Bacteriocins as Alternative Means to Fight Bacterial Infections. Djamel Drider, Université de Lille, ... BACTERIOCINS AND ANTIMICROBIAL PEPTIDES - BAMP2019. SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM. The International Scientific Symposium on ...
Core-shell PLA-PVA porous microparticles as carriers for bacteriocin nisin.. [Pavlina Holcapkova, Martina Hrabalikova, Petra ...
Using bacteriocin-associated Abi genes as a means to search for novel bacteriocins in sequenced genomes, seven new bacteriocin- ... Abi-associated bacteriocin and bacteriocin-like loci. (A) Three known bacteriocin loci containing Abi genes, including the pln ... Class II bacteriocins are further subdivided into pediocin-like bacteriocins (class IIa), two-peptide bacteriocins (class IIb ... In some known bacteriocin loci, Abi genes have been found downstream of bacteriocin structural genes (e.g., pln locus from ...
Cyclic bacteriocin, class VImported. Automatic assertion inferred from database entriesi ... tr,I9APR2,I9APR2_LACPE Cyclic bacteriocin, class V OS=Lactobacillus pentosus KCA1 OX=1136177 GN=KCA1_0433 PE=4 SV=1 ...
Using a bacteriocin structure to engineer a phage lysin that targets Yersinia pestis Biochem Soc Trans (November, 2012) ... Most bacteriocins act on the inner membrane as pore-forming toxins or they target cytoplasmic DNA/RNA and ribosomal synthesis ... Only two bacteriocins are known to become activated in the periplasmic space and to inhibit the renewal process of the ... Uptake of bacteriocins depends critically on the presence of an uptake receptor in the outer membrane, a translocation pore and ...
Bacteriocins, spite and virulence. Andy Gardner, Stuart A. West, Angus Buckling. Published 22 July 2004.DOI: 10.1098/rspb. ... Bacteriocins, spite and virulence Message Subject (Your Name) has sent you a message from Proceedings of the Royal Society of ... We examine the impact of a spiteful behaviour, chemical (bacteriocin) warfare between microbes, on the evolution of virulence, ...
Therefore, this review explores the potential of LAB isolates and their bacteriocins to control uropathogens, with a view to ... Keywords: bacteriocins; lactic acid bacteria; uropathogens bacteriocins; lactic acid bacteria; uropathogens This is an open ... Therefore, this review explores the potential of LAB isolates and their bacteriocins to control uropathogens, with a view to ... Lactic Acid Bacteria and Their Bacteriocins: Classification, Biosynthesis and Applications against Uropathogens: A Mini-Review ...
The usage of bacteriocin(s) (in pure form or using bacteriocin(s) producing LAB) as natural antimicrobial compounds are ... The application of bacteriocin(s) producing LAB may be quite wide: from biopreservation of milk, meat, poultry, vegetable and ... Fresh cheese biopreservation using bacteriocins producing lactic acid bacteria. Is part of: 4th North and East European ... Introduction The search and research of bacteriocin(s) producing lactic acid bacteria (LAB) has become popular at the end of ...
Two bacteriocins, Cma (colicin M) and Pst (pesticin), affect the murein structure in the periplasm. These two bacteriocins must ... How Bugs Kill Bugs: Progress and Challenges in Bacteriocin Research. Import of periplasmic bacteriocins targeting the murein. ... Import of periplasmic bacteriocins targeting the murein Message Subject (Your Name) has forwarded a page to you from ... Both bacteriocins require energy for import which is translocated from the cytoplasmic membrane into the outer membrane by the ...
... and lactic acid and bacteriocin production byLactococcus lactis subsp.lactis 140 NWC was studied during batch fermentation i ... Bacteriocin production showed primary metabolite kinetics. pH had a dramatic effect on the production of the bacteriocin, ... Maximum bacteriocin activity was achieved before the end of growth and was followed by a decrease in activity, which was due to ... Both bacteriocin production and degradation rates were higher at pH 5.0 and 5.5, resulting in sharper activity peaks than at pH ...
These bacteriocins include the pediocin-like bacteriocins (12, 15, 22, 40), the lactococcal bacteriocins lactococcin A and B ( ... Bacteriocin-resistant colonies were cultivated in bacteriocin-free medium for at least 100 generations before the bacteriocin ... Bacteriocins, bacteriocin assays, and growth analysis.Bacteriocins were concentrated from culture supernatants by precipitation ... This bacteriocin is a member of class IIc, which consists of linear, non-pediocin-like one-peptide bacteriocins (34). ...
Sequence analysis of the putative bacteriocin gene did not show significant similarity to any reported bacteriocin producing ... The bacteriocin was active against a wide range of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. MALDI-TOF experiments determined ... The bacteriocin produced by strain GI-9, namely, laterosporulin was purified from supernatant of the culture grown under ... Identification and characterization of novel bacteriocins in novel strains of bacteria is one of the important fields in ...
Escherichia coli strains of phylogenetic group B2 and D and bacteriocin production are associated with advanced colorectal ... Bacteriocin production was assessed by growth inhibition of indicator strains E. coli K12-Row, E. coli C6 (phi), and Shigella ... Bacteriocin production was assessed by growth inhibition of indicator strains E. coli K12-Row, E. coli C6 (phi), and Shigella ... Bacteriocins are proteins, produced by bacteria from the Enterobacteriaceae family. The aim of our prospective study was to ...
How Bugs Kill Bugs: Progress and Challenges in Bacteriocin Research. MMBL proteins: from lectin to bacteriocin. Maarten G.K. ... Notably, bacteriocin activity was also demonstrated for a hybrid MMBL protein with an accessory protease-like domain. This ... MMBL proteins: from lectin to bacteriocin Message Subject (Your Name) has forwarded a page to you from Biochemical Society ... Arguably, bacteriocins deployed in warfare among related bacteria are among the most diverse proteinacous compounds with ...
  • Bacteriocin producers have been shown to competitively exclude sensitive, nonproducing strains. (umass.edu)
  • Two Escherichia coli strains were generated, each carrying a DNA-degrading bacteriocin (colicins E2 and E7). (umass.edu)
  • The transformed indicator strains, each containing one of the immunity genes, were tested for sensitivity towards seven different purified bacteriocins (curvacin A, enterocin A, enterocin P, leucocin A, leucocin C, pediocin PA-1 and sakacin P). Cross-immunity was observed almost exclusively in situations where either the bacteriocins or the immunity proteins belonged to the same sequence-based subgroup. (nih.gov)
  • My career as a "bioengineer" of microbes took flight 11 years ago when I was recruited by my former mentors, and now collaborators, Colin Hill and Paul Ross to use genetic approaches to manipulate bacteriocin producing strains. (biomedsearch.com)
  • However, other strains did not show activity against the indicator strains despite the presence of a bacteriocin cluster, indicating that other factors are required for bacteriocin activity. (asm.org)
  • The production of bacteriocins has been related to the producer's ability to colonize a host more efficiently due the ability of these peptides to eliminate competitor strains, which often include other species. (asm.org)
  • The human pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae is a frequent colonizer of the nasopharynx, and the potential to produce active bacteriocins might play an important role during changes in the pneumococcal strains in the human host and their competition with other strains and other serotypes of the same species, as well as the commensal flora, and might therefore be related indirectly to the pathogenicity potential of the strains. (asm.org)
  • This cluster has been shown to be highly variable by genomic hybridization experiments with oligonucleotide microarrays among a set of 20 S. pneumoniae strains tested ( 20 ), suggesting that bacteriocin production also differs between different isolates. (asm.org)
  • Methods Fresh cheese was produced using three Lactococcus lactis strains producing bacteriocin, isolated from raw goat milk, and reference L. lactis (ATCC11454) bacteria producing nisin. (vdu.lt)
  • identified NAS strains (from 6 species) that inhibited S. aureus , S. uberis , and S. dysgalactiae , and an inhibitory substance (from an inhibiting S. chromogenes ) was isolated and identified to be a nukacin-like bacteriocin ( 8 ). (asm.org)
  • The membrane proteins IIC and IID of the mannose phosphotransferase system (Man-PTS) together form a membrane-located complex that serves as a receptor for several different bacteriocins, including the pediocin-like class IIa bacteriocins and the class IIc bacteriocin lactococcin A. Bacterial strains sensitive to class IIa bacteriocins readily give rise to resistant mutants upon bacteriocin exposure. (asm.org)
  • The aim of our prospective study was to assess the colonization of large intestinal mucosa by Escherichia coli strains and to investigate their bacteriocin production. (muni.cz)
  • Bacteriocin production was assessed by growth inhibition of indicator strains E. coli K12-Row, E. coli C6 (phi), and Shigella sonnei 17. (muni.cz)
  • Conclusions: Large intestinal mucosa of patients with more advanced colorectal neoplasia is colonized with more virulent strains of E. coli and higher production of bacteriocins is observed in these patients when compared to those with less advanced colorectal neoplasia. (muni.cz)
  • This bacteriocin has a broad inhibitory spectrum against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative strains and in particular is effective against multidrug-resistant S. aureus . (hindawi.com)
  • Under these conditions, bacteriocin-producing strains inhibit the growth of other Gram-positive bacteria in vitro . (uwo.ca)
  • Perfrin, a novel bacteriocin associated with netB positive Clostridium perfringens strains from broilers with necrotic eneteritis," VETERINARY RESEARCH , vol. 45, 2014. (ugent.be)
  • Calo-Mata, P., Prado, M., and Barros-Velázquez, J. (2006) Preliminary characterization of bacteriocins from Lactococcus lactis, Enterococcus faecium and Enterococcus mundtii strains isolated from turbot (Psettamaxima). (koreascience.or.kr)
  • Bacteriocins bacST202Ch and bacST216Ch, produced by Lactobacillus plantarum strains isolated from Beloura and Chouriço, respectively, inhibited the growth of a number of Gram-positive and Gram-negative meat spoilage bacteria. (sun.ac.za)
  • Control of Listeria monocytogens using bacteriocin producing lactic acid bacterial strains has been reported by several workers. (scirp.org)
  • Additionally, we discuss the potential applications of bacteriocin derivatives for use as promising food preservatives alone or in combination with other naturally derived antimicrobials as a form of hurdle technology and the regulatory status of strains engineered through food-grade approaches. (ucc.ie)
  • High-titer preparations of Klebsiella bacteriocins (klebocins) were obtained by using mitomycin to induce standard strains of Klebsiella. (mysciencework.com)
  • Antimicrobial activity of seven bacteriocins produced by lactic acid bacteria against Helicobacter pylori strains (ATCC 43504, Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH [DSM] 4867, DSM 9691, and DSM 10242) was investigated in vitro using a broth microdilution assay. (elsevier.com)
  • and leucocin K. Antimicrobial activity of the bacteriocins varied among the H. pylori strains tested, of which strain ATCC 43504 was the most tolerant. (elsevier.com)
  • Bacteriocin are antibacerial proteinous substances or peptides, which are produced by various bacteria for the inhibition of growth and destruction of closely related bacterial strains [3]. (advancejournals.org)
  • isolated from Iranian raw milk Motal cheese and to detect the presence of bacteriocin genes in the isolated Lactobacillus strains exhibiting antimicrobial activity. (paperity.org)
  • Nisin, the lantibiotic produced by Lactococcus lactis strains, is undoubtedly the most well-known, studied and characterized bacteriocin and the only one with widespread commercial use in most major food-producer countries. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The success of nisin has led many research groups in searches for novel bacteriocin-producer strains and bacteriocins over the last years. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The aim of this work was to study in the same microbiological conditions and for the first time the inhibitory action of eight class IIa bacteriocins against 23 Gram-positive bacteria in which some of them are industrially used as starters and against the eight class IIa bacteriocins producing strains themselves. (usda.gov)
  • A major subset of molecules contributing to this microbial fight are bacteriocins, ribosomally encoded antibacterial peptides and proteins that target bacteria closely related to the producing strain ( Ghequire and De Mot, 2014 ). (frontiersin.org)
  • Biosynthesis of bacteriocins in lactic acid bacteria. (nih.gov)
  • A large number of new bacteriocins in lactic acid bacteria (LAB) has been characterized in recent years. (nih.gov)
  • To investigate the functionality and specificity of immunity proteins, immunity genes belonging to the bacteriocins curvacin A, enterocin A, enterocin P, leucocin A, pediocin PA-1 and sakacin P, as well as a putative immunity gene, orfY, were expressed in three bacteriocin-sensitive lactic acid bacteria (Lactobacillus sake, Carnobacterium piscicola and Enterococcus faecalis). (nih.gov)
  • This is despite the fact that the activity of Nisin against several food spoilage and pathogenic bacteria is poor and the availability of many other bacteriocins with significant potential in this regard. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Bacteriocins are ribosomally synthesized antimicrobial peptides produced by one bacterium that are active against other bacteria, either in the same species (narrow spectrum), or across genera (broad spectrum). (biomedsearch.com)
  • The idea of modifying bacteriocins produced by Gram positive bacteria was not a new one. (biomedsearch.com)
  • As a consequence of the ribosomal nature of these antimicrobials and, thus, the fact that bacteriocin producing bacteria possess a gene which encodes the structural (albeit as yet inactive) peptide, it was recognized that bacteriocins were likely to be more tolerant of bioengineering than classical antibiotics, as the latter are typically generated from small building blocks through muti-enzyme complexes i.e., are non-ribosomal in nature. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Bacteriocins are small heat-stable peptides common in gram-positive bacteria ( 16 , 22 ). (asm.org)
  • Nishant T, Sathish Kumar D, Arun Kumar R, Hima Bindu K, Raviteja Y (2011) Bacteriocin Producing Probiotic Lactic acid Bacteria. (omicsonline.org)
  • Bacteriocins of gram-positive bacteria. (asm.org)
  • In many respects, these proteins are quite different from the colicins and other bacteriocins produced by gram-negative bacteria, yet customarily they also are grouped as bacteriocins. (asm.org)
  • Some bacteriocins of the lactic acid bacteria (LAB) have for many years been extensively applied in food biopreservation. (probiotic-conference.net)
  • However, a number of scientific reports have appeared about unanticipated extensions to the generally rather narrow anti-bacterial activity spectrum of some of the LAB bacteriocins and novel applications have been proposed for bacteriocins ranging from controlling the growth of an increasingly-heterogeneous variety of pathogens, including Gram negative multidrug resistant bacteria, viruses, yeasts, and Mycobacterium spp. (probiotic-conference.net)
  • Using bacteriocin-associated Abi genes as a means to search for novel bacteriocins in sequenced genomes, seven new bacteriocin-like loci were identified in Gram-positive bacteria. (asm.org)
  • The majority of bacteriocins from Gram-positive bacteria are classified into two groups: the class I lantibiotics, containing posttranslationally modified peptides with ring-forming lanthionine or methyllanthionine residues, and the nonmodified class II peptide bacteriocins ( 8 , 33 , 34 ). (asm.org)
  • Bacteriocin-producing bacteria normally possess a mechanism of immunity to protect themselves from their own bacteriocins, and such self-immunity is often mediated by a dedicated protein ( 32 ). (asm.org)
  • Bacteriocins are narrow-spectrum protein antibiotics released to kill related bacteria of the same niche. (portlandpress.com)
  • Bacteria living in natural habitats compete against each other under conditions of stress and nutrient limitation by the secretion of bacteriocins. (portlandpress.com)
  • Mokoena, M.P. Lactic Acid Bacteria and Their Bacteriocins: Classification, Biosynthesis and Applications against Uropathogens: A Mini-Review. (mdpi.com)
  • Introduction The search and research of bacteriocin(s) producing lactic acid bacteria (LAB) has become popular at the end of 2000. (vdu.lt)
  • Alvarez-Sieiro P, Montalbán-López M, Mu D, Kuipers OP. Bacteriocins of lactic acid bacteria: extending the family. (nature.com)
  • Non- aureus staphylococci (NAS), the bacteria most commonly isolated from the bovine udder, potentially protect the udder against infection by major mastitis pathogens due to bacteriocin production. (asm.org)
  • Bacteriocins are ribosomally synthesized and posttranslationally modified peptides (RiPPs) produced by Gram-positive bacteria that mainly inhibit growth of similar bacterial species or occasionally a broad spectrum of bacteria ( 9 ). (asm.org)
  • Klaenhammer TR (1988) Bacteriocins of lactic acid bacteria. (springer.com)
  • Nettles CG, Barefoot SF (1993) Biochemical and genetic characteristics of bacteriocins of food-associated lactic acid bacteria. (springer.com)
  • Parente E, Hill C (1992) A comparison of factors affecting the production of two bacteriocins from lactic acid bacteria. (springer.com)
  • Bacteriocins are peptides or proteins with antimicrobial activity against bacteria ( 9 , 33 ). (asm.org)
  • Many bacteriocins are produced by food-grade lactic acid bacteria that are naturally present in vegetables, meat, and dairy products, and since a number of these peptides can effectively kill food-spoiling and pathogenic bacteria, they are often considered promising agents for use in food preservation ( 9 , 11 ). (asm.org)
  • The pediocin-like bacteriocins, also known as the class IIa bacteriocins, constitute a large group of peptides produced by lactic acid bacteria. (asm.org)
  • Bacteriocins are proteins, produced by bacteria from the Enterobacteriaceae family. (muni.cz)
  • Arguably, bacteriocins deployed in warfare among related bacteria are among the most diverse proteinacous compounds with respect to structure and mode of action. (biochemsoctrans.org)
  • Bacteriocins are ribosomally synthesized antimicrobial peptides produced by bacteria that deserve considerable interest for their use as natural and nontoxic food preservatives as well as for their potential use in human and veterinary applications, and in the animal production field [ 1 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • defined bacteriocins as proteinaceous compounds that kill closely related bacteria but it is now recognized that bacteriocins can also have activity across genera (broad spectrum) [ 2 - 4 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • Particularly, the bacteriocins produced by lactic acid bacteria (LAB) have been the focus of much research because LAB and their metabolic products are generally regarded as safe (GRAS) [ 12 ] and have potential application as natural preservatives in the food industry [ 13 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • An objective of present study was the screening and identification of bacteriocin producing LAB from meat samples and to examine antibacterial activity of isolated bacteria (Lewus et al. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Isolation of bacteriocin producing lactic acid bacteria from fish and its antimicrobial activity. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Such substances are bacteriocins, produced by lactic acid bacteria and killer toxins, produced by yeast [1, 2]. (vdu.lt)
  • Here we briefly review the principal biopeptides (i.e., bacteriocins) of lactic acid bacteria, their main mode of action, the classification, and its biotechnological applications. (intechopen.com)
  • Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) are among the most favorable microorganisms known for their probiotic properties and for the ability to produce antimicrobial compounds (i.e., bacteriocin, organic acids, diacetyl, hydrogen peroxide) with inhibitory action of harmful bacteria growth along with their critical role in food protection and health maintenance [ 1 - 3 ]. (intechopen.com)
  • Certain species of lactic acid bacteria produce and secrete bacteriocins, which are ribosomally synthesized antimicrobial peptides. (uio.no)
  • There has been an increased interest in lactic acid bacteria bacteriocins because of their potential use as food additives and pharmaceuticals. (uio.no)
  • Plantaricin EF is a two-peptide bacteriocin produced by the lactic acid bacteria Lactobacillus plantarum C11. (uio.no)
  • Combining prebiotics with probiotic bacteria can enhance bacterial growth and secretion of bacteriocins. (semanticscholar.org)
  • In order to create successful combination of synbiotic it is very important to evaluate the influence of prebiotic oligosaccharides to probiotic bacteria and their behavior, such as growth and secretion of health related biomolecules, including bacteriocins. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Bacteriocins are of interest in medicine because they are made by non-pathogenic bacteria that normally colonize the human body. (scribd.com)
  • As with today's antibiotics, bacteria can evolve to resist bacteriocins. (scribd.com)
  • Antimicrobial peptides (bacteriocins) produced by lactic acid bacteria may pose a possible alternative to antibiotics. (sun.ac.za)
  • Control of tyramine and histamine accumulation by lactic acid bacteria using bacteriocin forming lactococci. (semanticscholar.org)
  • The purpose of this study was to isolate and characterize bacteriocin-producing bacteria against Clostridium perfringens from domestic animals to determine their usefulness as probiotics. (koreascience.or.kr)
  • The feces of cattle and chicken were used as sources to isolate bacteriocin-producing bacteria using the spot-on-lawn method. (koreascience.or.kr)
  • The isolated bacteriocin-producing bacteria and/or bacteriocin have the potential to be used as probiotics in the livestock industry. (koreascience.or.kr)
  • Hechard, Y. and Sahl, H. G. (2002) Mode of action of modified and unmodified bacteriocins from Gram-positive bacteria. (koreascience.or.kr)
  • The aim of this study was to screen and In vitro characterize the properties of bacteriocin produced by lactic acid bacteria isolated from Vietnamese fermented pork (Nem chua). (koreascience.or.kr)
  • One hundred and fifty LAB were isolated from ten samples of Nem chua and screened for bacteriocin-producing lactic acid bacteria. (koreascience.or.kr)
  • Antimicrobial activity of bacteriocin was carried out by spot on lawn method against both gram positive and gram negative bacteria. (koreascience.or.kr)
  • Bacteriocins produced by lactic acid bacteria are small, ribosomally synthesized, antimicrobial peptides or proteins. (scirp.org)
  • A large number of bacteriocin produced by different lactic acid bacteria have been characterized. (scirp.org)
  • Bacteriocins are ribosomally synthesized peptides produced by bacteria which can kill other bacteria. (ucc.ie)
  • The AMPs secreted by bacteria (bacteriocins and microcins) appear to be overall more potent than those from Eukaryota, since they are active in the pico- to nanomolar concentration range, while the latter are active at micromolar concentrations. (americorpshealth.biz)
  • Unlike many previously described bacteriocins of Gram-positive bacteria, dysgalacticin is a heat-labile 21.5 kDa anionic protein that kills its target without inducing lysis. (microbiologyresearch.org)
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  • Bacteriocins can even be produced in situ in the gut by probiotic bacteria to combat intestinal infections. (blogspot.com)
  • In this study, researchers at Bannari Amman Institute of Technology in India investigated the prevalence of bacteriocin-producing, food spoilage- and bovine mastitis-causing bacteria in commercial foodstuff. (foodscience.news)
  • The bacterium-killing assay below demonstrates addition of a pheromone inducing bacteriocin production, which leads to an inhibitory effect on surrounding bacteria. (syngulon.com)
  • Bacteriocins are peptide-derived molecules produced by bacteria, whose recently-discovered functions include virulence factors and signaling molecules as well as their better known roles as antibiotics. (biomedcentral.com)
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  • Bacteriocins are a heterogeneous group of ribosomally synthesized, extracellularly released, bioactive peptides or proteins displaying antimicrobial activity against other bacteria. (scribd.com)
  • Over the last two decades, there has been an explosion of basic and applied research on lactic acid bacteria (LAB) bacteriocins, primarily due to their potential application as biopreservatives in food and food products to inhibit the growth of food-borne bacterial pathogens. (scribd.com)
  • At present, scientic literature and the research community have generally adopted Klaenhammers [1] denition of bacteriocins, i.e. bacteriocins are a heterogeneous group of ribosomally synthesized, extracellularly released bioactive peptides or proteins displaying antimicrobial activity against other bacteria. (scribd.com)
  • 2] dened bacteriocins as proteinaceous compounds, synthesized by both Gram (+) and Gram () bacteria, and exhibiting inhibitory activity against species closely related to the bacteriocin producer. (scribd.com)
  • Colicins are bacteriocins obtained from E. Coli bacteria and have been under medical study for a long period of time. (chemistrylearner.com)
  • When A. Gratia discovered bacteriocins for the first time, he named them as Colicine as it helped him kill the E. Coli bacteria. (chemistrylearner.com)
  • Many Gram-Positive bacteria, Particulary many lactic acid bacteria (LAB) are known to secrete ribosomallysynthesized peptides or portins that have antimicrobial activity, theses componds (bacteriocin) have been shown to display inhibitory activity against closely related bacteria[2]. (advancejournals.org)
  • Most bacteriocin produced by Grampositive bacteria are from lactic acid bacteria [6,7]. (advancejournals.org)
  • Lactobacilli, as the largest group of lactic acid bacteria, produce large amounts of antimicrobial metabolites such as organic acids, fatty acids, ammonia, hydrogen peroxide, diacetyl and bacteriocin, which inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria and increase shelf life of food. (paperity.org)
  • Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) and bacteriocins have been applied in many fields in our life. (tsijournals.com)
  • Bacteriocins are peptides produced by various species of bacteria , especially lactic acid bacteria (LABs), which exhibit a large spectrum of action against spoilage bacteria and foodborne pathogens. (bvsalud.org)
  • Class IIa bacteriocins from lactic acid bacteria are small, cationic proteins with antilisterial activity. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The bacteriocins produced by Gram-negative bacteria are most often large proteins (many are larger that 20 kDa) and their inhibition spectrum is rather narrow, spanning to closely related species. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Gram-positive bacteria most often produce peptide bacteriocins smaller than 6 kDa. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The bacteriocins produced by lactic acid bacteria (LAB) are divided into three main groups: the lantibiotics, which are modified bacteriocins (class I), the nonlantibiotics, which are heat-stable and unmodified (class II), and a group of large heat-labile bacteriocins (class III). (biomedcentral.com)
  • Bacteriocins are antimicrobial peptides produced by bacteria and Achaea. (rjptonline.org)
  • This study was focused to isolate bacteriocin producing bacteria from dairy effluent and the species were screened for antimicrobial and probiotic characteristics. (rjptonline.org)
  • Contributing to this warfare are bacteriocins: secreted antibacterial peptides, proteins and multi-protein complexes. (frontiersin.org)
  • This review highlights the practical difficulties with using bacteriocins to control pathogenic microorganisms, and provides an overview on the role of nanotechnology in improving the antimicrobial activity and the physicochemical properties of these peptides. (frontiersin.org)
  • The International Scientific Symposium on Bacteriocins and Antimicrobial Peptides - BAMP2019 will be held on Monday 17th June, the day prior to IPC2019. (probiotic-conference.net)
  • Bacteriocins are bacterially-produced antimicrobial peptides that can have killing or inhibitory activity principally against other relatively closely-related bacterial species. (probiotic-conference.net)
  • Bacteriocins are ribosomally synthesized antimicrobial peptides and proteins produced by a wide variety of bacterial genera. (asm.org)
  • A library of synthetic peptides in which systematic amino acid substitutions to vary the periodicity and abundance of polar, acidic, aliphatic, and hydrophobic residues were generated for a total of 96 novel peptide variants of a single bacteriocin candidate. (nature.com)
  • One hundred five putative bacteriocin gene clusters encompassing 6 different classes (lanthipeptides, sactipeptides, lasso peptides, class IIa, class IIc, and class IId) in 95 whole genomes from 16 species were identified. (asm.org)
  • With increasing antibiotic resistance and regulations regarding use, there is impetus to explore bacteriocins (bacterially produced antimicrobial peptides) for treatment and prevention of bacterial infections. (asm.org)
  • For example, nisin and a number of other lantibiotic bacteriocins (peptides containing posttranslationally modified residues) use the cell wall precursor lipid II as a docking molecule on target cells ( 5 , 6 ). (asm.org)
  • Klaenhammer [ 8 ] suggested four classes of bacteriocins including class I or lantibiotics, which are small membrane-active peptides ( 5 kDa) containing the unusual amino acids lanthionine or β -methyl lanthionine (hence the name lantibiotics) and dehydrated residues. (hindawi.com)
  • Class II is defined as small heat-stable nonlanthionine containing membrane active peptides characterized by the presence of a Gly-Gly processing site in the bacteriocins precursor, the presence of amphiphilic helices with varying amounts of hydrophobicity and moderate to high-heat stability. (hindawi.com)
  • Bacteriocins are prokaryotic proteins or peptides, which exhibit inhibitory activity against other prokaryotes [ 10 , 11 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • Bacteriocins are ribosomally synthesised antimicrobial peptides [ 1 ]. (omicsonline.org)
  • class IId are linear non-pediocin-like single peptide bacteriocins and class IIe bacteriocins are peptides which undergo a non-ribosomal siderophoretype modification and are rich in serine residues in their C-termini [ 1 , 2 ]. (omicsonline.org)
  • The two peptides constituting this bacteriocin are called Plantaricin E (PlnE) and Plantaricin F (PlnF). (uio.no)
  • Bacteriocins are small cationic, hydrophobic, or amphiphilic peptides active against a narrow range of target organisms. (sun.ac.za)
  • Bacteriocins are a class of antimicrobial peptides, which are ribosomally synthesised and often are more potent than their antibiotic counterparts. (ucc.ie)
  • can be of use in the food industry because of their ability to produce antimicrobial peptides like bacteriocin . (foodscience.news)
  • Interestingly, many bacteriocins are synthesized ribosomally as precursor peptides and are subsequently modified post-translationally to yield their biologically active forms. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Bacteriocin-like peptides are highly attractive candidates for genome mining, as these natural products are genetically encoded with nearby genes encoding their corresponding modifying enzymes. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The production of some class II bacteriocins (plantaricins of Lactobacillus plantarum C11 and sakacin P of Lactobacillus sake) have been shown to be transcriptionally regulated through a signal transduction system which consists of three components: an induction factor (IF), histidine protein kinase (HK) and a response regulator (RR). (nih.gov)
  • In some known bacteriocin loci, Abi genes have been found downstream of bacteriocin structural genes (e.g., pln locus from Lactobacillus plantarum and sag locus from Streptococcus pyogenes ), where they probably are involved in self-immunity. (asm.org)
  • One such locus, from Lactobacillus sakei 23K, was selected for further experimental study, and it was confirmed that the bacteriocin-like genes ( skkAB ) exhibited antimicrobial activity when expressed in a heterologous host and that the associated Abi gene ( skkI ) conferred immunity against the cognate bacteriocin. (asm.org)
  • These loci include the plantaricin ( pln ) locus of Lactobacillus plantarum , encoding two two-peptide bacteriocins ( 12 ), the multibacteriocin pnc locus of Streptococcus pneumoniae ( 25 ), and the streptolysin S ( sag ) locus found in group A streptococci ( 35 ) (Fig. 1A ). (asm.org)
  • Joerger MC, Klaenhammer TR (1986) Characterization and purification of helveticin J and evidence for a chromosomally encoded bacteriocin produced by Lactobacillus helveticus 481. (springer.com)
  • It should be noted that lactococcin A and class IIa bacteriocins differ greatly in their inhibitory spectra: lactococcin A targets only the Man-PTS ( ptn ) from Lactococcus species, while the class IIa bacteriocins target the Man-PTSs from a wide range of genera, including Lactobacillus , Listeria , and Enterococcus , but somehow not the ptn system of Lactococcus ( 16 , 25 , 28 ). (asm.org)
  • A novel bacteriocin, pentocin JL-1, produced by Lactobacillus pentosus that was isolated from the intestinal tract of Chiloscyllium punctatum , was purified by a four-step chromatographic process. (hindawi.com)
  • In the present study, isolate (Lactobacillus casei MRTL3) possessing simultaneous bacteriocin and biosurfactant-producing ability was identified and characterized. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • aeruginosa isolates for antibiotic sensitivity, nanoparticle sensitivity and susceptibility to Lactobacillus bacteriocins in culture supernates. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The activities of bacteriocin-like inhibitory substances (BLIS) produced by Lactobacillus species isolated from the vagina of pregnant women were tested on GBS. (ajol.info)
  • Crude Bacteriocins were produced from seven Lactobacillus isolates using de Man Rogosa Sharpes media. (ajol.info)
  • Isolation, purification, and amino acid sequence of lactobin A, one of the two bacteriocins produced by Lactobacillus amylovorus LMG p-13139. (ugent.be)
  • This heat-sensitive bacteriocin inhibits the growth of closely related Lactobacillus species. (mybiosource.com)
  • One isolate, assigned as KL-1, produced bacteriocin and showed inhibitory activity against Lactobacillus sakei, Leuconostoc mesenteroides and Enterococcus faecalis. (koreascience.or.kr)
  • Abo-Amer, A. E. (2007) Characterization of a bacteriocin-like inhibitory substance produced by Lactobacillus plantarum isolated from Egyptian home-made yogurt. (koreascience.or.kr)
  • Plantaricin 423 is a class IIa bacteriocin produced by Lactobacillus plantarum isolated from sorghum beer. (sun.ac.za)
  • Lactobacillus pentosus TV35b, isolated from the posterior fornix secretions of the vagina of a prenatal patient, produced a bacteriocin-like peptide (pentocin TV35b), which is inhibitory to Clostridium sporogenes, Cl. (sun.ac.za)
  • Strain ST15, isolated from soy beans, and identified as Enterococcus mundtii, produces a 3944 Da bacteriocin that inhibits the growth of Lactobacillus sakei, Enterococcus faecalis, Bacillus cereus, Propionibacterium sp. (sun.ac.za)
  • Vasudevan S, Arulmoorthy M, Ashokprabu V. Isolation, Identification and Characterization of Bacteriocin from Lactobacillus Lactis. (advancejournals.org)
  • Bacteriocin produced by Lactobacillus lactis strain isolated from the marine environment, showed broad range of antibacterial activity against some major food borne pathogens. (advancejournals.org)
  • The results of PCR analysis using specific primers of genes encoding Bacteriocin, revealed the presence of Plantaricin A and Plantaricin EF in all Lactobacillus plantarum isolates and Brevicin 174A in 5 of Lactobacillus brevis isolates, whereas the gene encoding Pediocin PA-1 was not observed in any of examined isolates. (paperity.org)
  • Lectin-like bacteriocins (LlpAs) constitute a distinct class of such proteins, produced by Pseudomonas as well as some other proteobacterial genera. (frontiersin.org)
  • Comparative studies of immunity proteins of pediocin-like bacteriocins. (nih.gov)
  • Producer organisms are immune to their own bacteriocin(s), a property that is mediated by specific immunity proteins. (biomedsearch.com)
  • In Streptococcus pneumoniae , the pnc ( blp ) locus encoding putative bacteriocins, immunity, and export proteins is controlled by a two-component system similar to the comCDE system required for the induction of genetic competence. (asm.org)
  • The gene cluster designated pnc ( 38 ) or blp ( 13 ) contains genes encoding class IIb bacteriocins with a typical double-glycine leader peptide followed a glycine-rich mature peptide, small hydrophobic proteins that are putative bacteriocin immunity proteins, and membrane proteins of the CAAX prenyl endopeptidase family ( 35 ). (asm.org)
  • Some of these steps, as well as the translocation of the molecules through the cytoplasmic membrane and producer self-protection against the homologous bacteriocin, are mediated through specific proteins (enzymes). (asm.org)
  • Limited genetic studies have shown that the structural gene for such a bacteriocin and the genes encoding proteins associated with immunity, translocation, and processing are present in a cluster in either a plasmid, the chromosome, or a transposon. (asm.org)
  • For a few bacteriocin systems, the mechanisms by which these proteins confer immunity have been elucidated. (asm.org)
  • On the other hand, proteins conferring immunity to pediocin-like bacteriocins (class IIa) as well as lactococcins A and B (class IIc) have been shown to bind directly to the bacteriocin receptor and thereby inhibit pore formation ( 13 ). (asm.org)
  • Recently, we reported that several bacteriocin loci encode proteins belonging to the Pfam Abi protein family (Pfam accession no. (asm.org)
  • Some of the Abi proteins encoded in these loci (PlnI in L. plantarum , PncO in S. pneumoniae , and SagE in Streptococcus pyogenes ) are probable bacteriocin self-immunity proteins on the basis of gene knockout studies ( 10 , 25 ) and genetic organization (i.e., being closely associated with bacteriocin structural genes), while others (e.g. (asm.org)
  • This topology has not yet been reported for known bacteriocin producer immunity proteins, which implies that SunI belongs to a novel class of bacteriocin antagonists. (asm.org)
  • The sequence element sufficient for the binding of the bacteriocin as well as of hybrid indicator proteins to the cell wall of S.aureus consisted of 92 C-terminal lysostaphin residues. (nih.gov)
  • Moreover, dysgalacticin displays similarity in predicted secondary structure (but not primary amino acid sequence or inhibitory spectrum) with another plasmid-encoded streptococcal bacteriocin, streptococcin A-M57 from S. pyogenes , indicating that dysgalacticin represents a prototype of a new class of antimicrobial proteins. (microbiologyresearch.org)
  • Enzymatic modification of bacteriocins as well as their export is achieved by proteins whose genes are often located in a discrete gene cluster proximal to the bacteriocin precursor gene, referred to as context genes in this study. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Parente E, Ricciardi A (1994) Optimization of the production of enterocin 1146, a bacteriocin produced by Enterococcus faecium . (springer.com)
  • The aim of this research was to purify and characterize the mode of action of enterocin S37, a bacteriocin produced by Enterococcus faecalis S37, a strain recently isolated from the chicken feces. (hindawi.com)
  • Heat stable bacteriocin active against Enterococcus faecalis and other Lactobacilli. (mybiosource.com)
  • R., and Ponce-Alquicira, E. (2010) Biochemical characterization of a bacteriocin-like inhibitory substance produced by Enterococcus faecium MXVK29, isolated from Mexican traditional sausage. (koreascience.or.kr)
  • Complete sequence of the enterocin Q-encoding plasmid pCIZ2 from the multiple bacteriocin producer Enterococcus faecium L50 and genetic characterization of enterocin Q production and immunity. (surrey.ac.uk)
  • The locations of the genetic determinants for enterocin L50 (EntL50A and EntL50B), enterocin Q (EntQ), and enterocin P (EntP) in the multiple bacteriocin producer Enterococcus faecium strain L50 were determined. (surrey.ac.uk)
  • In bacterial systems, competition is often driven by the production of bacteriocins, which are narrow-spectrum proteinaceous toxins that serve to kill closely related species, providing the producer better access to limited resources. (umass.edu)
  • Four main groups of Pseudomonas bacteriocins have been identified so far, all of which equally occur in other bacterial genera: tailocins, modular bacteriocins, B-type microcins and lectin-like bacteriocins (Supplementary Table S1 ). (frontiersin.org)
  • The production of bacteriocins can be favorable for colonization of the host by eliminating other bacterial species that share the same environment. (asm.org)
  • This antibacterial activity makes bacteriocins a promising substitute or a synergistic component to the currently used antibiotics to overcome the emergency of bacterial resistance. (frontiersin.org)
  • For instance, immunity to the lantibiotic nisin (class I) involves a combined action which includes (i) sequestering of bacteriocins on the bacterial cell membrane by a protein called NisI and (ii) removal of the bacteriocins from cells by a dedicated ABC transporter (NisFEG) ( 39 , 44 ). (asm.org)
  • When mice are challenged intranasally with a double-bacteriocin knockout, the bacterial burden is dramatically reduced compared to the wild-type and single bacteriocin mutant controls. (uwo.ca)
  • Furthermore, we show that nasal coinfection with S. pyogenes wild-type and spbJKMN - results in a wild-type dominant population, suggesting that bacteriocins enhance bacterial fitness in a polymicrobial environment. (uwo.ca)
  • 26] Bacteriocins can target individual bacterial species, or provide broad-spectrum killing of many microbes. (scribd.com)
  • Bacteriocins are known to play a role in bacterial communication and ecology. (syngulon.com)
  • Recent discoveries have shown that bacteriocins are highly diverse and widely distributed among bacterial species. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Based on common features, some of the class II bacteriocins can be divided into separate groups such as the pediocin-like and strong anti-listeria bacteriocins, the two-peptide bacteriocins, and bacteriocins with a sec-dependent signal sequence. (nih.gov)
  • The regulation of bacteriocin production is unique, since the IF is a bacteriocin-like peptide with a double-glycine leader processed and externalized most probably by the dedicated ABC-transporter associated with the bacteriocin. (nih.gov)
  • The histidine kinase SpiH is believed to act as a receptor for the pheromone peptide, resulting in activation of the response regulator, which in turn acts as an autoinducer of the regulatory system and induces the genes of the pnc / blp bacteriocin cluster as well, probably by binding to a 9-bp direct repeat motif which is part of all operons in the bacteriocin cluster ( 13 ). (asm.org)
  • Class II bacteriocins are further subdivided into pediocin-like bacteriocins (class IIa), two-peptide bacteriocins (class IIb), and nonpediocin one-peptide bacteriocins (class IIc) ( 33 ). (asm.org)
  • Hitherto, no immunity mechanism is known for any class IIb two-peptide bacteriocins. (asm.org)
  • This bacteriocin is a member of class IIc, which consists of linear, non-pediocin-like one-peptide bacteriocins ( 34 ). (asm.org)
  • In this study, peptide ST4SA, a class IIa broad-spectrum bacteriocin, has been incorporated into brushite bone cement and characterized in vitro. (sun.ac.za)
  • In the current research, a peptide synthesized by Bacillus methylotrophicus strain BM47, previously isolated from a natural thermal spring in Bulgaria, was identified and characterized as a bacteriocin. (com.hr)
  • With the growing concerns in the scientific and health communities over increasing levels of antibiotic resistance, antimicrobial peptide bacteriocins have emerged as promising alternatives to conventional small molecule antibiotics. (eurekaselect.com)
  • Since knowledge of the molecular structure is a key for understanding the mechanism of action and therapeutic effects of peptide, we centered our focus in this review on the structure-activity relationships of bacteriocins with a particular focus in seven bacteriocins, namely, nisin, microcin J25, microcin B17, microcin C, leucocin A, sakacin P, and pediocin PA-1. (eurekaselect.com)
  • Hashem Etayash, Sarfuddin Azmi, Ramana Dangeti and Kamaljit Kaur, "Peptide Bacteriocins - Structure Activity Relationships", Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry (2016) 16: 220. (eurekaselect.com)
  • Bacteriocins are a large class of peptide-based antibiotics that encompass an extraordinary amount of chemical, structural, and functional diversity [ 4 ]. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Current advances in isolation, characterization and application of bacteriocins will be presented. (probiotic-conference.net)
  • Identification, Purification and Characterization of Laterosporulin, a Novel Bacteriocin Produced by Brevibacillus sp. (plos.org)
  • This report describes the discovery, purification, characterization and recombinant expression of a novel bacteriocin, referred to as perfrin, produced by a necrotic enteritis-associated netB-positive C. perfringens strain. (ugent.be)
  • The purification and characterization of a bacteriocin produced by Leuconostoc mesenteroides strain 406 that was isolated from traditional Mongolian fermented mare's milk, airag, were carried out. (mysciencework.com)
  • Several web-based gene mining and annotation tools have been developed to aid in the identification, characterization, and classification of novel bacteriocins. (biomedcentral.com)
  • While the bacteriocin Nisin has been employed by the food industry for 60 y, it remains the only bacteriocin to be extensively employed as a food preservative. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Core-shell PLA-PVA porous microparticles as carriers for bacteriocin nisin. (sigmaaldrich.com)
  • Nisin is the most characterized of the class I bacteriocins. (hindawi.com)
  • Nisin F, a class Ia bacteriocin was also incorporated into brushite cement and its activity studied in vitro and in vivo. (sun.ac.za)
  • Nisin is a common bacteriocin because it is approved by the European Commission and considered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS). (ift.org)
  • Self-inhibition due to toxin activity in bacteriocin producers is avoided by co-expression of dedicated immunity genes. (frontiersin.org)
  • Genes encoding pediocin-like bacteriocins are usually co-transcribed with a gene encoding a cognate immunity protein. (nih.gov)
  • The results show that the bacteriocin sensitivity of a lactic acid bacterium strain can depend on (1) the presence of immunity genes in connection with its own bacteriocin production, (2) the presence of extra immunity genes and (3) more general properties of the strain such as the membrane composition or the presence of receptors. (nih.gov)
  • My first responsibility in my new bacteriocin-related role was to adapt the tools which I'd employed when creating mutants of Listeria monocytogenes (in that instance with a view to identifying genes involved in stress resistance 2 , 3 ) and apply them to bacteriocin-producing lactococci instead. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Analysis of strain 2306 and mutant derivatives of this strain confirmed that bacteriocin production was dependent on the two-component regulatory system and genes involved in bacteriocin transport and processing. (asm.org)
  • The constantly growing number of available genome sequences enables searches of genes and gene clusters involved in the production of bacteriocins, facilitating genetic analysis of their regulation and function. (asm.org)
  • Interestingly, the immunity genes from these three systems conferred a high degree of cross-immunity against each other's bacteriocins, suggesting the recognition of a common receptor. (asm.org)
  • 21% of NAS as having bacteriocin genes. (asm.org)
  • The 2.2-Mb draft genome contains 2,227 predicted protein-coding genes, among which is a region encoding the bacteriocin garvicin ML. No antibiotic resistance genes or capsule-related virulence genes were identified. (nih.gov)
  • Streptococci displaying strong BLIS activity were characterized further and tested for known streptococcal bacteriocin structural genes. (microbiologyresearch.org)
  • The inhibitory S. salivarius and S. pyogenes were shown to have structural genes for known streptococcal bacteriocins. (microbiologyresearch.org)
  • Although bacteriocins themselves are structurally diverse, context genes have been shown to be largely conserved across unrelated species. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Using this knowledge, we set out to identify new candidates for context genes which may clarify how bacteriocins are synthesized, and identify new candidates for bacteriocins that bear no sequence similarity to known toxins. (biomedcentral.com)
  • BOA generates profile Hidden Markov Models from the clusters of bacteriocin context genes, and uses them to identify novel bacteriocin gene blocks and operons. (biomedcentral.com)
  • We provide a novel dataset of predicted bacteriocins and context genes. (biomedcentral.com)
  • We also discover that several phyla have a strong preference for bacteriocin genes, suggesting distinct functions for this group of molecules. (biomedcentral.com)
  • In the present study, we have therefore investigated lactococcin A-resistant mutants of Lactococcus lactis as well as natural food isolates of Listeria monocytogenes with different susceptibilities to class IIa bacteriocins. (asm.org)
  • Pucci, M.J., Vedamuthu, E.R., Kunka, B.S. and Vandenbergh, P.A. (1988) Inhibition of Listeria monocytogenes by Using Bacteriocin PA-1 Produced by Pediococcus acidilactici PAC 1.0. (scirp.org)
  • By combining bacteriocins and lysozyme, UHP at 30,000 psi for 1 min produced viability loss of 13.8 logs in Listeria monocytogenes Scott A and 6.3 logs in Salmonella typhimurium as compared to 2.8 logs for both species by UHP alone and 4.7 and 4.1 logs, respectively, by UHP + bacteriocins. (dtic.mil)
  • The present review discusses recent findings concerning biosynthesis, genetics, and regulation of class II bacteriocins. (nih.gov)
  • Although a large number of these bacteriocins (or bacteriocin-like inhibitory substances) have been reported, only a few have been studied in detail for their mode of action, amino acid sequence, genetic characteristics, and biosynthesis mechanisms. (asm.org)
  • Bacteriocins generally exert their anti-microbial action by interfering with the cell wall or the membrane of target organisms, either by inhibiting cell wall biosynthesis or causing pore formation, subsequently resulting in death. (scribd.com)
  • Many bacteriocins undergo post-translational processing or modifications necessary for the biosynthesis of the final mature form. (biomedcentral.com)
  • enterocin A, a member of the pediocin family of bacteriocins , and a relatively new bacteriocin called enterocin B. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Indeed, short chain mixtures were disordered by enterocin CRL35, but the gel-phases of membranes composed by longer acyl chains were clearly stabilized by the bacteriocin. (medworm.com)
  • The human pathogens Streptococcus pneumoniae and Streptococcus mutans have both evolved complex quorum sensing (QS) systems that regulate the production of bacteriocins and the entry into the competent state, a requirement for natural transformation. (mdpi.com)
  • Bacteriocin could be used as a biopreservative as well as a natural agent for controlling many disease-causing pathogens. (foodscience.news)
  • This review compares the relationship between the bacteriocin and the competence QS pathways in both S. pneumoniae and S. mutans , and hopes to provide clues to regulatory pathways across the genus Streptococcus as a potential tool to efficiently investigate putative competence pathways in nontransformable streptococci. (mdpi.com)
  • Recent findings from our laboratory have identified two novel Class IIb bacteriocin systems - Streptococcus pyogenes bacteriocin (Spb) JK and MN in the M18 serotype S. pyogenes strain MGAS8232 - that may contribute to nasopharyngeal infection. (uwo.ca)
  • Dysgalacticin: a novel, plasmid-encoded antimicrobial protein (bacteriocin) produced by Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. (microbiologyresearch.org)
  • The influence of indigenous bacteriocin-producing Streptococcus salivarius on the acquisition of Streptococcus pyogenes by primary school children in Dunedin, New Zealand. (microbiologyresearch.org)
  • When he was researcher in Prof. Pascal Hols lab (UCL/LIBST), Dr. Johann Mignolet (now R&D Project Manager of Syngulon) demonstrated that Streptococcus salivarius , a commensal human gut bacterium, uses a communication pheromone to concomitantly trigger two responses: the ability to modify its genome via the acquisition of "foreign" DNA and the production of potent bacteriocins. (syngulon.com)
  • Recently, direct interactions between the ComCDE and the paralogous BlpRH pathway, regulating bacteriocin production, were identified, further strengthening the interconnections between these two QS systems. (mdpi.com)
  • Therefore, this review explores the potential of LAB isolates and their bacteriocins to control uropathogens, with a view to limit clinical use of antibiotics. (mdpi.com)
  • Cotter PD, Ross RP, Hill C. Bacteriocins-a viable alternative to antibiotics? (nature.com)
  • As regulations surrounding antibiotic usage get stricter, bacteriocins represent potential alternatives to antibiotics ( 10 ). (asm.org)
  • It may then be advantageous to incorporate bacteriocins into CPC to evaluate if they may be used as an alternative to antibiotics. (sun.ac.za)
  • In this work, we have assessed the ability of the bacteriocin Lactococcin 972 (Lcn972) gene cluster to behave as a food-grade post-segregational killing system to stabilize recombinant plasmids in L. lactis in the absence of antibiotics. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Bacteriocins - a viable alternative to antibiotics? (blogspot.com)
  • The search led him to the discovery of Bacteriocin as well as the finding of bacteriophage and the developing of antibiotics. (chemistrylearner.com)
  • Those synthesized in the ribosomes, are generally referred to as bacteriocins (antibiotics are not included in the group since they are not ribosomally synthesized). (biomedcentral.com)
  • Lacticin 3147, another bacteriocin produced by L. lactis , was tested for use in a teat sealant and reduced the number of S. aureus organisms recovered from the bovine mammary gland 18 h postchallenge compared to infusion with teat sealant alone ( 12 ). (asm.org)
  • In this paper we characterized the bacteriocin produced by L.lactis, the optimum conditions for bacteriocin production, estimated the molecular weight of the bacteriocin. (advancejournals.org)
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  • However, IF is not constituting the bacteriocin activity of the bacterium, IF is only activating the transcription of the regulated class II bacteriocin gene(s). (nih.gov)
  • A method for promoting plant growth and/or disease resistance comprising applying a purified polypeptide that is a bacteriocin and that possesses plant growth and/or disease resistance promoting activity to a plant or plant seed, or to the growing environment thereof. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • At least one other bacteriocin gene, pncE , is located elsewhere on the chromosome and might contribute to the bacteriocin activity of this strain. (asm.org)
  • Bacteriocins typically share the general architecture of three structurally independent domains: the N-terminal translocation domain (T), an intermediate receptor-binding domain (R), and the C-terminal activity domain (A) with antibiotic power [ 2 ]. (portlandpress.com)
  • Here, we describe the first approach to systematically design variants of a novel AS-48 bacteriocin homologue, which we have termed safencin AS-48, from Bacillus safensis , to gain insights into engineering improved activity of bacteriocins. (nature.com)
  • Maximum bacteriocin activity was achieved before the end of growth and was followed by a decrease in activity, which was due to adsorption to the cells of the producing organism, possibly followed by degradation by specific proteases. (springer.com)
  • Both bacteriocin production and degradation rates were higher at pH 5.0 and 5.5, resulting in sharper activity peaks than at pH 6.0 or 6.5. (springer.com)
  • Most bacteriocins kill target cells by permeabilization of the cell membrane, and the activity is often very specific, since they employ specific receptors on the target cell surfaces. (asm.org)
  • Notably, bacteriocin activity was also demonstrated for a hybrid MMBL protein with an accessory protease-like domain. (biochemsoctrans.org)
  • Bacteriocin and probiotic activity. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The bacteriocin has bactericidal activity over a wide pH-range but is thermolabile and sensitive to proteolytic digestion (trypsin, proteinase K). C. perfringens bacteriocins, such as perfrin, can be considered as an additional factor involved in the pathogenesis of necrotic enteritis in broilers. (ugent.be)
  • Antimicrobial activity of cell-free supernatant was completely inhibited by proteolytic enzyme of trypsin, alpha-chymotrypsin and proteinase K. Bacteriocin activity was stable at high temperature up to 100℃ for 10 min and at 4℃ storage for 2 d. (koreascience.or.kr)
  • In this review, we discuss the implementation of bioengineering to enhance the antimicrobial activity, antibacterial spectrum and physico-chemical properties of LAB bacteriocins. (ucc.ie)
  • Optimum bacteriocin production (4000 activity units/mL) was achieved when the strain was cultured at 25°C for 24-36 h in Man Rogosa Sharpe medium. (mysciencework.com)
  • In vitro antimicrobial screening of the crude bacteriocin substance of B. methylotrophicus BM47 showed activity against the plant pathogenic fungi Fusarium moniliforme , Aspergillus awamori , Penicillium sp. (com.hr)
  • The antimicrobial activity of the crude bacteriocin substance was partially inhibited by the enzymes trypsin, Alcalase ® , Savinase ® , proteinase K, papain and Esperase ® , while catalase was not effective. (com.hr)
  • Significant structural changes responsible for the altered activity of the recent bacteriocin analogues are discussed here. (eurekaselect.com)
  • Bacteriocin analogues, Bacteriocins, Structure-activity relationship. (eurekaselect.com)
  • Anti-Helicobacter activity of lacticin A164 was dependent on initial inoculum size as well as concentration of the bacteriocin added. (elsevier.com)
  • Information on bacteriocins was rst published in 1925, when researchers found out that a biologically active substance produced by strain Escherichia coli V appeared to have antagonistic activity against another strain of the same species (E. coli F) [3]. (scribd.com)
  • In order to increase the antimicrobial activity of bacteriocins , the ability of probiotics LABs, such as Pediococcus pentosaceus , to ferment different carbon and nitrogen sources has been studied. (bvsalud.org)
  • Unlike other classes of bacteriocins for which the PTS is involved in their mechanism of action, we show that the addition of PTS-requiring sugars leads to increased resistance rather than increased sensitivity, suggesting that sublancin has a distinct mechanism of action. (asm.org)
  • These bacteriocins include the pediocin-like bacteriocins ( 12 , 15 , 22 , 40 ), the lactococcal bacteriocins lactococcin A and B ( 15 ), and microcin E492 from Klebsiella , which can target Man-PTS in the inner membrane of Escherichia coli ( 4 ). (asm.org)
  • Moving to the second field of application, the expanding clinical applications of bacteriocins may help us to fill some gaps in the biomedical sector. (frontiersin.org)
  • The horizon of the application of bacteriocins have been enlarged and based on intensive research worldwide, novels applications of bacteriocins have been addressed. (probiotic-conference.net)
  • We believe that this will be a forum focus on presenting and discussing different examples of applications of bacteriocins and pointing at the future applications (outside of the classical biopreservation) based on the critical analysis of previously published data with somewhat insufficient arguments for such applications. (probiotic-conference.net)
  • Diez-Gonzalez, F. (2007) Applications of bacteriocins in livestock. (koreascience.or.kr)
  • The potential applications of bacteriocins from LAB in the food and health care sectors have attracted the strong interest of academia and the industry resulting in an impressive amount of published research on their production, purification, genetics and applications. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Bacteriocin-producing isolates from both ST131 and non-ST131 lineages were able to inhibit the growth of other E. coli isolates, including other ST131. (rug.nl)
  • The usage of bacteriocin(s) (in pure form or using bacteriocin(s) producing LAB) as natural antimicrobial compounds are promising technology in food industry, medicine and marine environmental research. (vdu.lt)
  • Given the heterogeneity of bacteriocin compounds, many tools struggle with identifying novel bacteriocins due to their vast sequence and structural diversity. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The orfY gene, which is transcribed without a cognate bacteriocin, was shown to encode a functional immunity protein that expands the bacteriocin resistance of the strain possessing this gene. (nih.gov)
  • These two bacteriocins must be imported only across the outer membrane and therefore represent the simplest system for studying protein import. (biochemsoctrans.org)
  • Perfrin is a 11.5 kDa C-terminal fragment of a 22.9 kDa protein and showed no sequence homology to any currently known bacteriocin. (ugent.be)
  • To obtain the active protein fractions, crude bacteriocin substance was purified by fast protein liquid chromatography (FPLC) using a strong anion exchange column. (com.hr)
  • Escherichia coli's uropathogenic-specific protein: a bacteriocin promoting infectivity? (microbiologyresearch.org)
  • These are huge protein bacteriocins that react sharply to heat. (chemistrylearner.com)
  • The doubt about therapeutic capabilities of this protein remains due to lack of clarity about the Bacteriocin mechanism of action and the supposition that they are incapable of destroying tumor cells in mammals. (chemistrylearner.com)
  • To date, research has primarily focused on Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteriocins (termed pyocins) ( Michel-Briand and Baysse, 2002 ). (frontiersin.org)
  • We determined the presence of bacteriocin clusters in NAS whole genomes using genome mining tools, BLAST, and comparison of genomes of closely related inhibiting and noninhibiting isolates and determined the genetic organization of any identified bacteriocin biosynthetic gene clusters. (asm.org)
  • Here, we characterized bacteriocin-encoding plasmids found in ST131 isolates of patients suffering from a UTI using both short- and long-read sequencing. (rug.nl)
  • In summary, plasmids harboring bacteriocins give additional advantages for highly virulent and resistant ST131 isolates, improving the ability of these isolates to compete with other microbiota for a niche and thereby increasing the risk of infection. (rug.nl)
  • Bacteriocin-like inhibitory substance (BLIS) production by the normal flora of the nasopharynx: potential to protect against otitis media? (microbiologyresearch.org)
  • However, when this bacteriocin has not been completely characterized regarding its amino acid and the nucleotide sequences of the corresponding gene, the qualified term bacteriocin-like inhibitory substance (BLIS) is recommended. (bvsalud.org)
  • Using reporter-gene assays, we showed that each DNase bacteriocin is not only lethal to its opponent but, at lower doses, can also induce the expression of its opponent's toxin. (umass.edu)
  • The TIGR4 strain contains several gene clusters representing over 150 kb of the 2.2-Mb genome that are not present in R6 and D39 ( 6 ), including an approximately 6-kb putative bacteriocin gene cluster ( 13 , 38 ). (asm.org)
  • Similar investigation of the Abi gene plnI and the Abi-like gene plnL from L. plantarum also confirmed their involvement in immunity to their cognate bacteriocins (PlnEF and PlnJK, respectively). (asm.org)
  • To achieve these goals, we have developed a software tool, B acteriocin O peron and gene block A ssociator (BOA) that can identify homologous bacteriocin associated gene blocks and predict novel ones. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Furthermore, it has been shown in recent years that a set of bacteriocins produced by both Gram-positive and Gram-negative species can employ the membrane components of the mannose phosphotransferase system (Man-PTS) on sensitive cells as receptor molecules. (asm.org)
  • However, using cell-free supernatants treated with catalase to eliminate the possible presence of hydrogen peroxide and neutralized, no strain produced bacteriocin and, consequently, no strain was able to inhibit E. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The programme of the Scientific Symposium on Bacteriocins focuses on the developments in the science, research and application of bacteriocins. (probiotic-conference.net)
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  • The isolated antimicrobial substances were considered to be bacteriocins due to sensitivity to proteolytic enzymes ( 7 ). (asm.org)
  • The antimicrobial sensitivity of a target strain to any given bacteriocin may depend on the ecological conditions under which it is grown as variations in salt concentration, pH, the presence of membrane disrupting molecules, or inducing cultures, and a large number of other environmental parameters can have a significant impact [ 5 , 6 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • Bacteriocin (klebocin) sensitivity typing of klebsiella. (mysciencework.com)
  • Most bacteriocins act on the inner membrane as pore-forming toxins or they target cytoplasmic DNA/RNA and ribosomal synthesis respectively. (portlandpress.com)
  • To analyze what kind of bacteriocins and killer toxins were produced, capillary electrophoresis was used [4]. (vdu.lt)
  • A sequential statistical approach towards an optimized production of a broad spectrum bacteriocin substance from a soil bacterium Bacillus sp. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The preservative ability of LAB in foods is attributed to the production of anti-microbial metabolites including organic acids and bacteriocins. (scribd.com)
  • The producer may be immune to the bacteriocin. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • While the problems associated with the use of some bacteriocin-producing cultures in certain foods are elucidated, so also are the situations in which incorporation of the bacteriocin-producer into model food systems have been shown to be very effective. (scribd.com)
  • Bacteriocin production showed primary metabolite kinetics. (springer.com)
  • pH had a dramatic effect on the production of the bacteriocin, lactococcin 140. (springer.com)
  • On the basis of the experimental results a qualitative model for bacteriocin production is proposed. (springer.com)
  • Peptone yeast beef medium (PYB in g/L: 10 g peptone, 5 g yeast extract and 3 g beef extract) was used as a bacteriocin core production medium. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Trends in utilization of agro-industrial byproducts for production of bacteriocins and their biopreservative applications. (semanticscholar.org)
  • To characterize the bacteriocin-producing strain, optimum temperature, incubation period for maximum bacteriocin production and identification of bacteriocin-producing strain were determined. (koreascience.or.kr)
  • Alternatively, cloning under other constitutive promoters was approached and achieved, but bacteriocin production levels were lower than those provided by pBL1. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Production of bacteriocin by Leuconostoc mesenteroides 406 iso. (mysciencework.com)
  • Production of bacteriocin by Leuconostoc mesenteroides 406 isolated from Mongolian fermented mare's milk, airag. (mysciencework.com)
  • This study investigated the production of bacteriocin-like inhibitory substances (BLIS) by streptococci isolated from the nasopharyngeal flora of children who either do or do not experience recurrent acute otitis media (AOM). (microbiologyresearch.org)
  • In situ bacteriocin production is most promising for a fast, widespread, and legal use of bacteriocins to achieve the desirable fermentation and a safe nal product. (scribd.com)
  • The bacteriocin production may be of utmost importance when bacteriocin-producing LAB are added to foods as starters or protective cultures (adjunct culture). (scribd.com)
  • In the current review, our interest is mainly focused on the research of in situ bacteriocin production through nding the potential of the bacteriocinogenic cultures, which have biotechnological importance for the dairy industry. (scribd.com)
  • Maximum bacteriocin production was observed at 30°C, pH 6.0 and 1.5% sodium chloride solution. (advancejournals.org)
  • The enzymes - amylase, DNase, RNase and lipase had a positive effect on bacteriocin production. (advancejournals.org)
  • Proteinase K and pepsin strongly inhibited bacteriocin production. (advancejournals.org)
  • Among detergents, Sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS), Tween 80 and Tritone X-100 stimulated bacteriocin production. (advancejournals.org)
  • EDTA and urea strongly inhibited bacteriocin production. (advancejournals.org)
  • Research on LAB bacteriocin production, purification, genetics and applications is burgeoning [5]. (advancejournals.org)
  • For the development of an improved culture medium, carbon and nitrogen sources must be considered as nutrients responsible for cell growth and bacteriocin production . (bvsalud.org)
  • It was identified as Staphylococcus capitis and herein we describe the purification and characterisation of the novel bacteriocin that the strain produces. (teagasc.ie)
  • Most of the new bacteriocins belong to the class II bacteriocins which are small (30-100 amino acids) heat- stable and commonly not post-translationally modified. (nih.gov)
  • With the exception of the very few bacteriocins containing a sec-dependent signal sequence, class II bacteriocins are synthesized in a preform containing an N-terminal double-glycine leader. (nih.gov)
  • Class II bacteriocins are typically divided into 5 subgroups (named class IIa-class IIe). (omicsonline.org)