Der tödliche Mechanismus der Zeta-Toxine

Translated title of the contribution: Bacterial programmed cell death: The lethal mechanism of the zeta toxins

Andrea Rocker, Hannes Mutschler, Anton Meinhart

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Abstract

Toxin-antitoxin systems control the viability of bacteria. Toxins of the zeta family poison cell wall synthesis and thereby ultimately cause lysis of the cell. Here we describe the mechanism of epsilon-zeta toxin-anti - toxin systems, how they might attenuate infections and how humans could utilize them as lead compounds for the development of antibiotics. 

Translated title of the contributionBacterial programmed cell death: The lethal mechanism of the zeta toxins
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)131-133
Number of pages3
JournalBioSpektrum
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes

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