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China Biotechnology
China Biotechnology  2017, Vol. 37 Issue (9): 118-125    DOI: 10.13523/j.cb.20170916
Progress on High Efficient Expression and Application of Lysostaphin
WANG Xi1, CHEN Xi-ming2, PU Tong-liang1
1. School of Life Sciences, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, China;
2. Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China
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Abstract  Lysostaphin(Lys) is usually exogenously expressed in varieties of cells or organisms with gene cloning technology. Lys is a Zn2+ metalloenzyme and a glycylglycinen endopeptidase specific to the pentaglycine cross-bridges of peptidoglycan in the cell walls of Staphylococcus aureus, especially, methicillin-resistant S. aureus(MRSA), then showing an unique bacteriolytic activities. As a kind of efficient antibacterial agent, it has enormous application potentialities in the fields of veterinary drugs and clinical applications. It was reviewed the origins and lysing mechanism of the Lys, the varieties of exogenously gene expression systems. And the developmental situation and prospects of Lys applications were also discussed.

Key wordsLysostaphin      Efficient expression      Staphylococcus aureus      Application     
Received: 27 March 2017      Published: 25 September 2017
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WANG Xi, CHEN Xi-ming, PU Tong-liang. Progress on High Efficient Expression and Application of Lysostaphin. China Biotechnology, 2017, 37(9): 118-125.

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