The Synthesis and Expression of Peptide CbnY Thomas Doerksen
... Bacteriocins are small antimicrobial peptides produced by bacteria, and have great potential in the food
industry as an alternative to antibiotics. The two-component bacteriocins, produced by various strains
of lactic acid bacteria, display optimal activity when complexed together. A bacteriocin, Cb ...
Ribosomally synthesized and post-translationally modified peptides
Ribosomally synthesized and post-translationally modified peptides (RiPPs), also known as ribosomal natural products, are a diverse class of natural products of ribosomal origin. Consisting of more than 20 sub-classes, RiPPs are produced by a variety of organisms, including prokaryotes, eukaryotes, and archaea, and they possess a wide range of biological functions.As a consequence of the falling cost of genome sequencing and the accompanying rise in available genomic data, scientific interest in RiPPs has increased in the last few decades. Because the chemical structures of RiPPs are more closely predictable from genomic data than are other natural products (e.g. alkaloids, terpenoids), their presence in sequenced organisms can, in theory, be identified rapidly. This makes RiPPs an attractive target of modern natural product discovery efforts.