endolysin


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endolysin

 [en-dol´ĭ-sin]
a bactericidal substance in cells; acting directly on bacteria.

endolysin

/en·dol·y·sin/ (en-dol´ĭ-sin) a bactericidal substance in cells, acting directly on bacteria.

endolysin

(ĕn-dŏl′ĭ-sĭn) [″ + lysis, dissolution]
A bacteriocidal substance within a leukocyte that destroys bacteria.
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coli enabled the investigators to produce the endolysin protein and assess its ability to control levels of C.
It uses a "designer" endolysin, Staphefekt, which the scientists engineered to latch on to the surface of bacteria cells and tear them apart.
The discovery also indicated that all the phases carried a gene coding a protein called endolysin, an enzyme that breaks down bacterial cell walls.
Hatfull and his colleagues also found that the 11 viruses they studied carry a gene for the enzyme endolysin, which can degrade bacterial cell walls.
coli enabled the investigators to produce the endolysin protein so that they could assess its ability to control levels of C.
The phages have a secret weapon - an enzyme that can destroy the wall from inside, thus called endolysin.
All carry a gene that makes a protein called endolysin - an enzyme thought to destroy bacteria by breaking down their cell walls.
They also determined the gene coding for the phage endolysin that's responsible for degrading cell walls before the release of certain virus particles known as virions.
The researchers are expressing the endolysin in Lactococcus lactis, the bacterium involved in the cheese fermentation process.
The parts of the virus that accomplish this, the endolysins, were already known, but only now have scientists discovered how they are activated.
Endolysins destroy bacteria by breaking down their cell walls, he explains.