Pyocin S2 (Sa) kills Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains via the FpvA type I ferripyoverdine receptor36780

Last updated on 5-12-2023 by Lieke Vervoort

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Soluble (S-type) pyocins are Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteriocins that kill nonimmune P. aeruginosa strains via a specific receptor. The genes coding for pyocin Sa (consisting of a killing protein and an immunity protein) were cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli. Sequence analysis revealed that Sa is identical to pyocin S2. Seventy-nine strains of P. aeruginosa were tested for their sensitivity to pyocins S1, S2, and S3, and their ferripyoverdine receptors were typed by multiplex PCR. No strain was found to be sensitive to both S2 and S3, suggesting that the receptors for these two pyoc…

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