prodigiosin


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pro·dig·i·o·sin

(prō-dij'ē-ō'sin),
A red pigment synthesized by the bacterium Serratia marcescens; an antifungal agent.
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prodigiosin

(prō-dĭj-ē-ō′sĭn)
A bright red pigmented chemical synthesized by Serratia marcescens and several other bacteria. It is cytotoxic and antibacterial.
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[14] Montaner, B., and Perez-Thomas, R., 2001, "Prodigiosin induced apoptosis in human colon cancer cells," Life Sci., 68, 2025--2036.
Serratia marcescens produces a red pigment called prodigiosin, and lack of production has been associated with reduced antibiotic susceptibility.
For example, the hydrophobic pigment, prodigiosin, of Serratia marcescens has been shown to increase adhesion of the cells to hydrocarbons (Rosenberg 1984) as well as has the serraphobin outer surface protein of this organism (Bar-Ness & Rosenberg 1989).
Prodigiosin is a characteristic member of a group of compounds with a common pyrrolylpyrromethene (PPM) skeleton that belongs to a family of pyrrole red pigments (1).
The production of the red pigment prodigiosin by S.
Serratia marcescens strain Nima expresses the red, intracellular pigment prodigiosin (5).
Optimized Production of Prodigiosin from Serratia marcescens SU-10 Grown as Batch Culture and Evaluation of Bioactivity of Produced Prodigiosin.
Undecylprodigiosin is belongs to a group of polypyrrole bioactive compounds called prodiginines which also involved prodigiosin produced by Serratia spp (12).
Klimowicz et al., "Psychrotrophic strain of Janthinobacterium lividum from a cold Alaskan soil produces prodigiosin," DNA and Cell Biology, vol.