Cell Wall-active Bacteriocins and Their Applications Beyond Antibiotic Activity.

  title={Cell Wall-active Bacteriocins and Their Applications Beyond Antibiotic Activity.},
  author={Clara Roces and Ana Rodr{\'i}guez and Beatriz Mart{\'i}nez},
  journal={Probiotics and antimicrobial proteins},
  volume={4 4},
Microorganisms synthesize several compounds with antimicrobial activity in order to compete or defend themselves against others and ensure their survival. In this line, the cell wall is a major protective barrier whose integrity is essential for many vital bacterial processes. Probably for this reason, it represents a 'hot spot' as a target for many antibiotics and antimicrobial peptides such as bacteriocins. Bacteriocins have largely been recognized by their pore-forming ability that collapses… CONTINUE READING

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