Definition of colicin in English:

colicin

Line breaks: coli|cin
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒlɪsɪn
 
/

noun

Biology
  • A bacteriocin produced by a coliform bacterium.
    More example sentences
    • For example, certain protein receptors are common to a colicin and a virulent phage; others, like the fig product, can adsorb a bacteriocin, virulent phages of distinct origins, and even a temperate phage.
    • This structure shows some similarities with that of the pore-forming domain of colicins and the diphtheria toxin, which agrees with the ability of Bcl - 2 proteins to form ion channels in synthetic lipid bilayers.
    • These proteins, which inhibit the cytotoxic activity of the E colicin DNase proteins, preventing the death of the colicin-producing bacteria, have 60% sequence homology and have the same three-dimensional structure.

Origin

1940s: from French colicine (from coli, denoting a bacterium) + -in1.

More definitions of colicin

Definition of colicin in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody