Attacin, an antibacterial protein from Hyalophora cecropia, inhibits synthesis of outer membrane proteins in Escherichia coli by interfering with omp gene transcription.

@article{Carlsson1991AttacinAA,
  title={Attacin, an antibacterial protein from Hyalophora cecropia, inhibits synthesis of outer membrane proteins in Escherichia coli by interfering with omp gene transcription.},
  author={Anna Carlsson and P. -E. Engstr{\"o}m and E Tapio Palva and Hans Bennich},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={1991},
  volume={59 9},
  pages={3040-5}
}
Attacins are antibacterial proteins synthesized by pupae of the giant silk moth, Hyalophora cecropia, in response to a bacterial infection. In this report we show that the previously described, attacin-induced alteration in the structure and the permeability of the outer membrane of Escherichia coli is associated with a specific inhibition of the synthesis of several outer membrane proteins, including OmpC, OmpF, OmpA, and LamB. The inhibition is expressed as a reduction in the steady-state… CONTINUE READING