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.
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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
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autolysin

(ô-tŏl′ĭ-sĭn, ô′tə-lī′sĭn)
n.
An enzyme that breaks down the cells or tissues within which it is produced.
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Prashanth, Fatal Infection in Adults by Pneumolysin and Autolysin Producing, Non-Vaccine Serotype Streptococcus Pneumonia, Indian J.
Tomasz, "Lipoteichoic acid: a specific inhibitor of autolysin activity in pneumococcus," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol.
Their exact mechanism of action is unknown but likely involves effects on the bacterial cell envelope and/or induction of autolysin activity and inhibition of protein synthesis.
Capsular polysaccharide/adhesin and cell-surface-localized autolysin (atlE) are two of the key proteins that enable the surface attachment of 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).
The other type, PIA-independent biofilm, is composed of cell surface components such as teichoic acid [11], fibronectin-binding proteins FnBpA and FnBpB [12-15], and autolysin extracellular DNA (eDNA) [16,17].
Foster, "Molecular characterization and functional analysis of the major autolysin of Staphylococcus aureus 8325/4," Journal of Bacteriology, vol.
pneumoniae PCR targeting the autolysin gene (lytA) was performed by using a TaqMan probe and primers as described by McAvin et al.
Ljungh, "Lactobacillus acidophilus autolysins inhibit Helicobacter pylori in vitro," Current Microbiology, vol.
This effect is achieved by the production of organic acids, autolysins, mucin, and bacteriocins and/or by the binding of some specific strains to the same glycolipid receptors as H.