Antioxidant and free radical-scavenging activity of the extracellular death factor in Escherichia coli.

@article{Gao2010AntioxidantAF,
  title={Antioxidant and free radical-scavenging activity of the extracellular death factor in Escherichia coli.},
  author={Yanfeng Gao and Kun Chen and Bin Zhang and Xiang You Li and Lu Chen and Yuanjun Li and Xiangjiao Jia and Yongxing Lei and Zhongyi Yan and Liangliang Kong and Nan Wang and Wei Liu and Yuanming Qi},
  journal={Peptides},
  year={2010},
  volume={31 10},
  pages={1821-5}
}
The extracellular death factor (EDF) is a newly discovered linear pentapeptide with the sequence of H-Asn-Asn-Trp-Asn-Asn-OH (NNWNN). It could act as a quorum-sensing molecule and participate in the mazEF-mediated cell death in Escherichia coli. In the present study, we firstly studied the antioxidant and free radical-scavenging activities of EDF. EDF could… CONTINUE READING