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CitationField D, Cotter PD, Hill C and Ross, RP (2015) Bioengineering Lantibiotics for Therapeutic Success. Front. Microbiol. 6:1363doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.01363.
AbstractSeveral examples of highly modified antimicrobial peptides have been described. While many such peptides are non-ribosomally synthesized, ribosomally synthesized equivalents are being discovered with increased frequency. Of the latter group, the lantibiotics continue to attract most attention. In the present review, we discuss the implementation of in vivo and in vitro engineering systems to alter, and even enhance, the antimicrobial activity, antibacterial spectrum and physico-chemical properties, including heat stability, solubility, diffusion and protease resistance, of these compounds. Additionally, we discuss the potential applications of these lantibiotics for use as therapeutics.
FunderScience Foundation Ireland
Grant NumberTIDA14/TIDA/2286; 10/IN.1/B3027; 11/PI/1137; SFI/12/RC/2273