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Peptide antibiotics are small peptides encoded by organism genomic DNA. They are recognized to play important roles in the innate host defense of most living organisms. The growing resistance of bacteria to conventional antibiotics and the need for discovery of new antibiotics have stimulated great interest in the development of peptide antibiotics as human(More)
We recently found lytic action of the truncated yncE gene. When the truncated yncE gene of Salmonella enterica serovar Paratyphi A was expressed in Escherichia coli DH5α under the control of the Ara promoter, bacterial growth was markedly inhibited. In the present study, we characterized this lytic action. The N-terminal 103 aa of YncE, containing a signal(More)
Chlamydia trachomatis is an important human pathogen that undergoes a characteristic development cycle correlating with stage-specific gene expression profiles. Taking advantage of recent developments in the genetic transformation in C. trachomatis, we constructed a versatile green fluorescent protein (GFP) reporter system to study the development-dependent(More)
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