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Title: Thiol-activated hemolysins as virulence markers of bacteria

Subtitle:

Thiol-activated hemolysins as virulence markers of bacteria

Publisher:

Committee on Biotechnology PAS ; Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry PAS

Abstract:

The article contains information regarding the similarities and differencesbetween proteins of the thiol-activated cytolysins family (TACY). Members ofthis group of haemolysins are produced by several species of Gram-positive bacteria {Listeria spp., Streptococcus spp., Bacillus spp., Clostridium spp.,) and also byGram-negative Klebsiella spp. Their cytolytic activity is sensitive to oxygen andcan be restored by adding reducing compounds. TACY bind to cholesterol-containing membranes to form pores. Preincubation of the toxin with smallamounts of cholesterol inhibits hemolytic activity as well as cytolysis ofeucaryotic cells. Members ofthe group show 40-70% similarity in amino acid sequence, and contain an almost invariant Trp-rich undecapeptide sequence(ECTGLAWEWWR). The TACY are important virulence factors. Recently increased use has been made of molecular methods (PCR, hybridization) in the detection and identification of the TACY producing bacteria.

Relation:

Biotechnologia, vol.54, 3 (2001)-.

Volume:

54

Issue:

3

Start page:

152

End page:

168

Detailed Resource Type:

Article

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

0860-7796 ; oai:rcin.org.pl:138884 ; IChB B-50

Source:

Library of Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry PAS

Language:

pol

Language of abstract:

eng

Temporal coverage:

1988-2010

Rights:

Creative Commons Attribution BY 4.0 license

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. [CC BY 4.0] May be used within the scope specified in Creative Commons Attribution BY 4.0 license, full text available at:

Digitizing institution:

Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Science

Original in:

Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Science

Projects co-financed by:

Operational Program Digital Poland, 2014-2020, Measure 2.3: Digital accessibility and usefulness of public sector information; funds from the European Regional Development Fund and national co-financing from the state budget.

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Oct 2, 2020

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Sep 14, 2020

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https://rcin.org.pl/publication/174177

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