Studies on the selectivity of action of colistin, colistin nonapeptide and colistin heptapeptide on the cell envelope of Escherichia coli.

@article{ItoKagawa1984StudiesOT,
  title={Studies on the selectivity of action of colistin, colistin nonapeptide and colistin heptapeptide on the cell envelope of Escherichia coli.},
  author={M Ito-Kagawa and Yoh-ichi Koyama},
  journal={The Journal of antibiotics},
  year={1984},
  volume={37 8},
  pages={926-8}
}
KOIKE e t al. reported that a cationic acylpeptide antibiotic, colistin (polymyxin E) caused the formation of blebs on the outer layer of the Gram-negative bacterial cell envelope". They have also reported that colistin affects the cytoplasmic membrane, leads to leakage of cytoplasmic 260 nm-absorbing materials and has specific bursting-activity on… CONTINUE READING