Unique synthetic peptides stimulating streptolysin S production in streptococci.

A peptide has been isolated from pronase digest of bovine serum albumin as the stimulatory factor of streptolysin S (SLS) production by Streptococcus pyogenes, and its primary structure has been deduced [Akao et al. (1992) Infect. Immun. 60, 4777-4780]. To determine the essential structure for the stimulation, a peptide (P-1) having the deduced structure… CONTINUE READING