Enterocin X, composed of two antibacterial peptides (Xα and Xβ), is a novel class lib bacteriocin from Enterococcus faecium KU-B5. When combined, Xα and Xβ display variably enhanced or reduced antibacterial activity toward a panel of indicators compared to each peptide individually. In E. faecium strains that produce enterocins A and B, such as KU-B5, only one additional bacteriocin had previously been known.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Food Science
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology