Antimicrobial peptide trichokonin VI-induced alterations in the morphological and nanomechanical properties of Bacillus subtilis.

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Su, Hai-Nan; Chen, Zhi-Hua; Song, Xiao-Yan; Chen, Xiu-Lan; Shi, Mei; Zhou, Bai-Cheng; Zhao, Xian; Zhang, Yu-Zhong;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 7, issue 9 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045818, pmc: PMC3458079
  • Subject: Microbial Control | Research Article | Biology | Proteomics | Cell Mechanics | Microbial Growth and Development | Microbiology | Medicine | Biomechanics | Medical Microbiology | Q | Bacteriology | Bacterial Biochemistry | R | Microbial Physiology | Science | Biophysics | Complementary and Alternative Medicine | Synthetic Peptide

Antimicrobial peptides are promising alternative antimicrobial agents compared to conventional antibiotics. Understanding the mode of action is important for their further application. We examined the interaction between trichokonin VI, a peptaibol isolated from Trichod... View more
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