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  • n. Any peptide associated with a cell wall

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Examples

  • The research team found that the spores of soil-dwelling bacteria could sense the presence of so-called muropeptide fragments released from the cell walls of other growing bacteria.

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  • Diverse bacteria can serve as the source for those muropeptide molecules, but the key is a single amino acid ingredient, they found.

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  • Dworkin noted that the immune systems of animals recognize the presence of foreign invaders in a similar way, by detecting chains of muropeptide (called peptidoglycans).

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