autolysin


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autolysin

 [aw-tol´ĭ-sin]
a lysin originating in an organism and capable of destroying its own cells and tissues.

au·tol·y·sin

(aw-tol'i-sin),
An antibody that in the presence of complement causes lysis of the cells and tissues in the body of the individual in whom the lysin is formed.
Synonym(s): autocytolysin

autolysin

/au·tol·y·sin/ (aw-tol´ĭ-sin) a lysin originating in an organism and capable of destroying its own cells and tissues.

autolysin

(ô-tŏl′ĭ-sĭn, ô′tə-lī′sĭn)
n.
An enzyme that breaks down the cells or tissues within which it is produced.

au·tol·y·sin

(aw-tol'i-sin)
An antibody that causes lysis of the cells and tissues in the body of the individual in whom the lysin is formed.
Synonym(s): autocytolysin.

autolysin

a lysin originating in an organism and capable of destroying its own cells and tissues.
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Therefore, it would be a peak of cellular demand during adhesion not only for autolysins to be used in cell division, but also for predatory vesicles.
showed that the ester form of monolaurin, dodecylglycerol, inhibits peptidoglycan synthesis and stimulates a proteinase that activates peptidoglycan-degrading enzyme autolysin.
A new type of antibacterial agent which stimulates autolysin activity in Streptococcus faecium ATCC 9790.
Indeed, almost all antibiotics indirectly trigger this autolysin response.
The primers target the pneumococcal autolysin gene sequenced by Garcia et al.
The target sequence was from the autolysin gene common to all S.
pneumoniae as the cause of death; pneumococcal infection was confirmed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR), using primers for the pneumococcal autolysin gene on autopsy tissue, and by counterimmunoelectrophoresis (CIE) of CSF (serogroup 19).
pneumoniae PCR targeting the autolysin gene (lytA) was performed by using a TaqMan probe and primers as described by McAvin et al.
Actions of cell wall autolysins in asexual reproduction of filamentous green algae: evidence and species specificity, en W.