Class II antimicrobial peptides from lactic acid bacteria.

  title={Class II antimicrobial peptides from lactic acid bacteria.},
  author={Ingolf F. Nes and Helge Holo},
  volume={55 1},
Strains of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) produce a wide variety of antibacterial peptides. More than fifty of these so-called peptide bacteriocins have been isolated in the last few years. They contain 20-60 amino acids, and are cationic and hydrophobic in nature. Several of these bacteriocins consist of two complementary peptides. The peptide bacteriocins of LAB are inhibitory at concentrations in the nanomolar range, and cause membrane permeabilization and leakage of intracellular components in… CONTINUE READING

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