Ceratotoxins are antibacterial 3-kDa amphiphilic peptides isolated from the female reproductive apparatus of the medfly Ceratitis capitata. The antibacterial activity of a chemically synthesized ceratotoxin A (ctx A) has been investigated. Ctx A was mainly active against Gram negative organisms, and it had a lytic effect on nongrowing Escherichia coli K-12. Data showed that ctxA alters both the outer and the inner membrane of E. coli K-12 cells.

Marri, L., Dallai, R., & Marchini, D. (1996). The novel antibacterial peptide ceratotoxin A alters the outer and the inner membranes of Escherichia coli K-12. CURRENT MICROBIOLOGY, 33(1), 40-43 [10.1007/s002849900071].

The novel antibacterial peptide ceratotoxin A alters the outer and the inner membranes of Escherichia coli K-12.

MARRI, LAURA;DALLAI, ROMANO;MARCHINI, DANIELA
1996

Abstract

Ceratotoxins are antibacterial 3-kDa amphiphilic peptides isolated from the female reproductive apparatus of the medfly Ceratitis capitata. The antibacterial activity of a chemically synthesized ceratotoxin A (ctx A) has been investigated. Ctx A was mainly active against Gram negative organisms, and it had a lytic effect on nongrowing Escherichia coli K-12. Data showed that ctxA alters both the outer and the inner membrane of E. coli K-12 cells.
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