PMID: 2613590Sep 1, 1989

Production and characterization of a compound inhibitory to Vibrio parahaemolyticus from Proteus vulgaris

The Journal of Applied Bacteriology
C M GbejuadeA P Moran


The production and characteristics of a compound in Proteus vulgaris G cultures which was capable of inhibiting Vibrio parahaemolyticus and other food-borne pathogens was investigated. Production was influenced by medium composition, pH and temperature but not by the extent of aeration. The compound was most inhibitory at the optimum temperature for growth of V. parahaemolyticus. The inhibitor was most stable at pH 7.0 and inhibition occurred even after heating at 70 degrees C for 30 min and after autoclaving. Ultrafiltration showed that the inhibitor had a molecular weight less than 1000. Thin layer chromatography of filtrates and subsequent peptidase digestion indicated that it was at least in part a peptide. The inhibitor purified by Sephadex G-15 gel filtration had a calculated molecular weight of 731 and contained only six amino acids.

Related Concepts

Molecular Sieve Chromatography
Thin Layer Chromatography
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Peptide Biosynthesis
Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Streak Plate Count

Trending Feeds


Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.

Genetic Screens in iPSC-derived Brain Cells

Genetic screening is a critical tool that can be employed to define and understand gene function and interaction. This feed focuses on genetic screens conducted using induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived brain cells. It also follows CRISPR-Cas9 approaches to generating genetic mutants as a means of understanding the effect of genetics on phenotype.

Alzheimer's Disease: MS4A

Variants within the membrane-spanning 4-domains subfamily A (MS4A) gene cluster have recently been implicated in Alzheimer's disease in genome-wide association studies. Here is the latest research on Alzheimer's disease and MS4A.

Pediculosis pubis

Pediculosis pubis is a disease caused by a parasitic insect known as Pthirus pubis, which infests human pubic hair, as well as other areas with hair including eye lashes. Here is the latest research.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disease characterized by unexplained disabling fatigue; the pathology of which is incompletely understood. Discover the latest research on chronic fatigue syndrome here.

Rh Isoimmunization

Rh isoimmunization is a potentially preventable condition that occasionally is associated with significant perinatal morbidity or mortality. Discover the latest research on Rh Isoimmunization here.

Pharmacology of Proteinopathies

This feed focuses on the pharmacology of proteinopathies - diseases in which proteins abnormally aggregate (i.e. Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, etc.). Discover the latest research in this field with this feed.

Enzyme Evolution

This feed focuses on molecular models of enzyme evolution and new approaches (such as adaptive laboratory evolution) to metabolic engineering of microorganisms. Here is the latest research.

Alignment-free Sequence Analysis Tools

Alignment-free sequence analyses have been applied to problems ranging from whole-genome phylogeny to the classification of protein families, identification of horizontally transferred genes, and detection of recombined sequences. Here is the latest research.