Definition of colicin in English:
A bacteriocin produced by a coliform bacterium.
- 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.
1940s: from French colicine (from coli, denoting a bacterium) + -in1.
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