Type

Journal Article

Authors

R Paul Ross
Paul D. Cotter
Colin Hill
John R Tagg
Lorraine A Draper

Subjects

Microbiology

Topics
escherichia coli genetic loci genes bacterial anti bacterial agents genetics drug resistance bacterial molecular mimicry metabolism streptococcus nisin bacteriocins biosynthesis dna bacterial gene expression lactococcus lactis

The spiFEG locus in Streptococcus infantarius subsp. infantarius BAA-102 confers protection against nisin U. (2011)

Abstract Nisin U is a member of the extended nisin family of lantibiotics. Here we identify the presence of nisin U immunity gene homologues in Streptococcus infantarius subsp. infantarius BAA-102. Heterologous expression of these genes in Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris HP confers protection to nisin U and other members of the nisin family, thereby establishing that the recently identified phenomenon of resistance through immune mimicry also occurs with respect to nisin.
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Full list of authors on original publication

R Paul Ross, Paul D. Cotter, Colin Hill, John R Tagg, Lorraine A Draper

Experts in our system

1
R Paul Ross
Teagasc
Total Publications: 441
 
2
Paul D. Cotter
Teagasc
Total Publications: 253
 
3
Colin Hill
University College Cork
Total Publications: 351
 
4
Lorraine A Draper
University College Cork
Total Publications: 24