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Structure-activity analysis of quorum-sensing signaling peptides from Streptococcus mutans
Streptococcus mutans secretes and utilizes a 21-amino-acid signaling peptide pheromone to initiate quorum sensing for genetic competence, biofilm formation, stress responses, and bacteriocin production. In this study, we ...
The BceABRS four-component system regulates the bacitracin-induced cell envelope stress response in Streptococcus mutans
Streptococcus mutans is known to be resistant to bacitracin, a cyclic polypeptide antibiotic produced by certain species of the genus Bacillus. This property is often exploited in the isolation of S. mutans strains from ...
A novel target-specific, salt-resistant antimicrobial peptide against the cariogenic pathogen Streptococcus mutans
In this study, we constructed and evaluated a target-specific, salt-resistant antimicrobial peptide (AMP) that selectively targeted Streptococcus mutans, a leading cariogenic pathogen. The rationale for creating such a ...