TelA contributes to the innate resistance of Listeria monocytogenes to nisin and other cell wall-acting antibiotics.

Nisin is a class I bacteriocin (lantibiotic), which is employed by the food and veterinary industries and exhibits potent activity against numerous pathogens. However, this activity could be further improved through the targeting and inhibition of factors that contribute to innate nisin resistance. Here we describe a novel locus, lmo1967, which is required… CONTINUE READING