Definitions

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  • n. Any of a class of peptide antibiotics that contain polycyclic thioether amino acids as well as the unsaturated amino acids dehydroalanine and 2-aminoisobutyric acid.

Etymologies

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Coined in 1988 from "lanthionine-containing peptide antibiotics".

Examples

  • In conclusion, B. licheniformis DSM 13 produces an antimicrobial substance that represents the two-peptide lantibiotic lichenicidin and that shows activity against a wide range of Gram-positive bacteria including methicillin resistant Comparison of Peptide Array Substrate Phosphorylation of c-Raf and Mitogen Activated Protein Kinase Kinase Kinase 8

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  • In order to demonstrate the connection between the lantibiotic gene cluster and one of the antibacterial activities, two

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  • These include novel promising lantibiotic candidates in pre-clinical testing for the treatment of Gram-positive infections including MRSA and novel broad spectrum bacteriocins for the treatment of both Gram-positive and Gram-negative infections.

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  • Novacta's lantibiotic platform has given rise to a number of potential drug candidates, including those in the C. difficile programme.

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