Studies on the mode of action of reutericyclin

Michael G. Gänzle, Rudi F. Vogel

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The mode of action of reutericyclin was determined with fluorescent dyes that probed the permeability of the cytoplasmic membrane by large molecules, protons, and potassium. A comparison of reutericyclin activity with those of nisin, nigericin, and valinomycin demonstrated that reutericyclin does not form pores but selectively dissipates the transmembrane proton potential.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1305-1307
Number of pages3
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2003


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