Chemical synthesis and biological activity of the gelatinase biosynthesis-activating pheromone of enterococcus faecalis and its analogs

Jiro Nakayama, Yong Cao, Takaaki Horii, Shohei Sakuda, Hiromichi Nagasawa

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Abstract

An 11-residue peptide lactone, termed the gelatinase biosynthesis-activating pheromone (GBAP), triggers the production of the pathogenicit)-related extracellular proteases, gelatinase and serine protease, in Enterococcus faecalis. In this study, we synthesized GBAP and its analogs and examined their gelatinase biosynthesis-inducing activity. This study on the structure-activity relationship shows that a lactone ring was indispensable for the activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2322-2325
Number of pages4
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Volume65
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry

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