murein


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murein

[myu̇r·ē·ən]
(biochemistry)
The peptidoglycan of bacterial cell walls.
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55] lipid carrier of the murein monomer precursor and also reduce the secretion and activity of [beta]-lactamase, thus contributing to increased susceptibility to [beta]-lactams in methicillin-resistant S.
The ingested bacteria use several factors, including internalins (Inls), invasion-associated protein encoded by iap, murein hydrolase enzyme (p60), surface protein p104, and actA protein encoded by actA, to invade the intestinal epithelium via the epithelial tight junction and enter the enterocytes from the lateral surface (13).
The text's 26 chapters discuss a variety of topics, including biologically active peptides in streptococci, structure and biosynthesis of the pneumococcal cell wall, genetic regulation of virulence in Streptococcus pneumoniae, genome-wide screening of essential genes of Streptococcus pneumoniae, molecular epidemiology and mechanisms for antibiotic resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae, molecular pathogenesis group B streptococcal infections, virulence mechanisms of Streptococcus suis, protocol for conjugal transfer of genetic elements in Streptococcus pneumoniae, preparation and analysis of pneomococcal murein (peptidoglycan), detection of penicillin-binding proteins, and mouse models of pneumococcal infection.
Dose-reponse study of thimerosal-induced murein systemic autoimmunity.
In those studies involving bacteria, lytB was found to be related to nutritional- and temperaturestress response, and it was reported to encode a pneumococcal murein hydrolase, which plays an important role in cell division (Wosten et al.