Issue Date: March 26, 2012
Thermally Stable Nisin Analogs Found
The lantibiotic nisin has been used for more than 40 years as a food preservative to protect against food-borne pathogens. It has also been approved as a treatment for bovine mastitis. The problem is that nisin isn’t particularly stable at pH 7. Wilfred A. van der Donk and coworkers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, have now characterized nisin analogs called geobacillin I and geobacillin II identified in the . . .
To view the rest of this content, please log in with your ACS ID.
- Chemical & Engineering News
- ISSN 0009-2347
- Copyright © American Chemical Society