Peptide antibiotics - early warning systems and disaster management in bacteria

Susanne Gebhard, Sebastian Dintner

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Abstract

In their habitats, microorganisms are often in competition for limited nutrients, and many Gram-positive bacteria resort to production of peptide antibiotics to succeed. Consequently, resistance against these compounds is essential. The first step in ensuring survival is the detection of the toxic peptides. Interestingly, many of the sensory proteins lack obvious binding domains. We investigate how such proteins are able to detect their substrates and regulate resistance.
Translated title of the contributionPeptide antibiotics - early warning systems and disaster management in bacteria
LanguageGerman
Pages263-266
Number of pages4
JournalBIOspektrum
Volume20
Issue number3
Early online date14 May 2014
DOIs
StatusPublished - 14 May 2014

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Peptidantibiotika — Frühwarnsysteme und Katastrophenschutz bei Bakterien. / Gebhard, Susanne; Dintner, Sebastian.

In: BIOspektrum, Vol. 20, No. 3, 14.05.2014, p. 263-266.

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Gebhard, Susanne ; Dintner, Sebastian. / Peptidantibiotika — Frühwarnsysteme und Katastrophenschutz bei Bakterien. In: BIOspektrum. 2014 ; Vol. 20, No. 3. pp. 263-266.
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