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col·i·cin

(kol'i-sin),
Bacteriocin produced by strains of Escherichia coli and by other enterobacteria (Shigella and Salmonella) that carry the necessary plasmids. Many are toxic to related bacterial strains and bind to specific cellular receptors interfering with normal function.
[(Escherichia) coli + bacteriocin]

colicin

/col·i·cin/ (kol´ĭ-sin) a protein secreted by colicinogenic strains of Escherichia coli and other enteric bacteria; lethal to related, sensitive bacteria.

colicin

(kŏl′ĭ-sĭn, kō′lĭ-)
n.
Any of various antibacterial proteins produced by certain strains of E. coli that inhibit or kill closely related species or strains of bacteria.

col·i·cin

(kol'i-sin)
Bacteriocin produced by strains of Escherichia coli and other enterobacteria.
[(Escherichia) coli + bacteriocin]
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Mutagenic scan of the H-N-H motif of colicin E9: implications for the mechanistic enzymology of colicins, homing enzymes and apoptotic endonucleases.
Sequence homology analysis has revealed that Usp shares homology with nuclease-type bacteriocins such as colicin E9 and pyocin AP41.
The significant progress in antimicrobial metabolite research was made by investigating the colicins.
The bacteriocins from gram negative bacteria which have received the most attention are the colicins (produced by Escherichia coli) of which a larger number exist (Joklik and Willet, 1976).