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Antimicrobial peptides, bacteriocins, produced by lactic acid bacteria were adsorbed on the cells of producing strains and other gram-positive bacteria. pH was a crucial factor in determining the degree of adsorption of these peptides onto cell surfaces. In general, between 93 and 100% of the bacteriocin molecules were adsorbed at pHs near 6.0, and the(More)
The metalloregulatory protein ArsR, which offers high affinity and selectivity toward arsenite, was overexpressed in Escherichia coli in an attempt to increase the bioaccumulation of arsenic. Overproduction of ArsR resulted in elevated levels of arsenite bioaccumulation but also a severe reduction in cell growth. Incorporation of an elastin-like polypeptide(More)
The 3,500-bp pap operon in the 8,877-bp plasmid pSMB74 contains a cluster of four genes, papABCD, of which papA encodes prepediocin (A. M. Motlagh, M. Bukhtiyarova, and B. Ray, Lett. Appl. Microbiol. 18:305-312, 1994). The cluster without the promoter was cloned in the shuttle vector pHPS9. An Escherichia coli strain and a pediocin-sensitive Pediococcus(More)
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