Properties and characteristics of a bacteriocin-like substance produced by Propionibacterium acnes isolated from dental plaque

G. E. Paul, S. J. Booth

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A cell-associated bacteriocinlike substance with an approximate molecular weight of 78 000 was isolated from an oral isolate of Propionibacterium acnes. The substance was bacteriostatic and was active against both gram-positive and gram-negative anaerobes. Lysozyme inhibited the activity of the bacteriocinlike substance at low ionic strength.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1344-1347
Number of pages4
JournalCanadian journal of microbiology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1988


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

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