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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13(12), 16668-16707; doi:10.3390/ijms131216668
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Class IIa Bacteriocins: Diversity and New Developments

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Received: 10 September 2012 / Revised: 10 October 2012 / Accepted: 12 November 2012 / Published: 6 December 2012
(This article belongs to the Section Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics)
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Abstract

Class IIa bacteriocins are heat-stable, unmodified peptides with a conserved amino acids sequence YGNGV on their N-terminal domains, and have received much attention due to their generally recognized as safe (GRAS) status, their high biological activity, and their excellent heat stability. They are promising and attractive agents that could function as biopreservatives in the food industry. This review summarizes the new developments in the area of class IIa bacteriocins and aims to provide uptodate information that can be used in designing future research.
Keywords: class IIa bacteriocin; lactic acid bacteria; diversity; genetic organization; discovery class IIa bacteriocin; lactic acid bacteria; diversity; genetic organization; discovery
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Cui, Y.; Zhang, C.; Wang, Y.; Shi, J.; Zhang, L.; Ding, Z.; Qu, X.; Cui, H. Class IIa Bacteriocins: Diversity and New Developments. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13, 16668-16707.

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