Lacticin Q, a lactococcal bacteriocin, causes high-level membrane permeability in the absence of specific receptors

Fuminori Yoneyama, Yuichi Imura, Shiro Ichimasa, Koji Fujita, Takeshi Zendo, Jiro Nakayama, Katsumi Matsuzaki, Kenji Sonomoto

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Abstract

To characterize the mode of action of lacticin Q (LnqQ), its membrane-permeabilizing activity was compared with that of nisin A because of the similar antimicrobial features of these compounds. Lipid II, the receptor for nisin A, was not required for LnqQ activity. LnqQ induced high-level membrane permeability in the absence of specific receptors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)538-541
Number of pages4
JournalApplied and environmental microbiology
Volume75
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Ecology

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