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Pore-forming bacteriocins: structural–functional relationships
- Vasilchenko, Alexey S., Valyshev, Alexander V.
- Archives of microbiology 2019 v.201 no.2 pp. 147-154
- antimicrobial peptides, antimicrobial properties, bacteria, bacteriocins, chemical structure
- Peptides and proteins are important bioorganic compounds in nature, among which a special place is occupied by antimicrobial substances. There are more than 2000 different antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) produced by a variety of living organisms. Bacteriocins produced by bacteria are the minor group, whose chemical structures are most complicated among all AMPs. The review summarized the main points related to antimicrobial action of the bacteriocins including steps of peptide’s interaction with bacterial membranes and details of membrane damaging. The membrane-disordered bacteriocins were described in accordance with structural–functional relationships.