Use of lactobacilli and their pheromone-based regulatory mechanism in gene expression and drug delivery.

@article{Diep2009UseOL,
  title={Use of lactobacilli and their pheromone-based regulatory mechanism in gene expression and drug delivery.},
  author={Dzung Bao Diep and Geir Mathiesen and Vincent G H Eijsink and Ingolf F. Nes},
  journal={Current pharmaceutical biotechnology},
  year={2009},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={62-73}
}
Lactobacilli are common microorganisms in diverse vegetables and meat products and several of these are also indigenous inhabitants in the gastro-intestinal (GI) tract of humans and animals where they are believed to have health promoting effects on the host. One of the highly appreciated probiotic effects is their ability to inhibit the growth of pathogens by producing antimicrobial peptides, so-called bacteriocins. Production of some bacteriocins has been shown to be strictly regulated… CONTINUE READING

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