Biochemical and molecular characteristics of bacteriocins produced by Propionibacterium
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Bacteriocins are antimicrobial proteins or peptides produced by both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Many of these metabolites are active towards closely related species, but some of them are able to inhibit bacteria not related with bacteriocin producer, including food pathogens such as Listeria monocytogenes or Clostridium botulinum. The most studied bacteriocins are those produced by lactic acid bacteria, but an increased interest in bacteriocins synthesized by propionibacteria has been observed in the last years. In this paper, the data on molecular characteristics and biochemical properties of actually known bacteriocins produced by this group of bacteria is presented.
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Daniela Gwiazdowska, Katedra Biochemii i Mikrobiologii, Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny, al. Niepodleglosci 10, 61-875 Poznan, Poland