Immunity to lantibiotics

@article{Saris1996ImmunityTL,
  title={Immunity to lantibiotics},
  author={Per Erik Joakim Saris and Tiina Immonen and Michaela Reis and Hans-Georg Sahl},
  journal={Antonie van Leeuwenhoek},
  year={1996},
  volume={69},
  pages={151-159}
}
Bacteria producing bacteriocins have to be protected from being killed by themselves. This mechanism of self-protection or immunity is especially important if the bacteriocin does not need a specific receptor for its action, as is the case for the type A lantibiotics forming pores in the cytoplasmic membrane. At least two different systems of immunity have evolved in this group of bacteriocins containing modified amino acids as a result of posttranslational modification. The immunity mechanism… CONTINUE READING

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