Isolation and Structure of staph-cAM373 Produced by Staphylococcus aureus That Induces Conjugal Transfer of Enterococcus faecalis Plasmid pAM373

Liro Nakayama, Shigeru Igarashi, Hiromichi Nagasawa, Don B. Clewell, Florence Y. An, Akinori Suzuki

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Enterococus faecalis plasmid pAM373 encodes a mating response to the sex pheromone, cAM373, which is secreted from pAM373-free E. faecalis. cAM373-like activity was detected in a culture filtrate of Staphylococcus aureus. The major active substance, termed staph-cAM313 was isolated, and its structure was identified as a H-Ala-Ile-Phe-Ile-Leu-Ala-Ala-OH heptapeptide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1038-1039
Number of pages2
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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