bacterial kinase

bacterial kinase

1 a kinase of bacterial origin.
2 a bacterial enzyme that activates plasminogen, the precursor of plasmin.
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searched for compounds that would prevent the activation of a bacterial kinase, KinA, which is part of a two-component relay The investigators identified a compound that thwarts the growth of many strains of bacteria--including troublesome ones that resist antibiotics such as penicillin and vancomycin--and kills a drug-resistant strain of Staphylococcus aureus.