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The Bacterial Defensin Resistance Protein MprF Consists of Separable Domains for Lipid Lysinylation and Antimicrobial Peptide Repulsion

  • Christoph M. Ernst,

    Affiliation: Cellular and Molecular Microbiology Division, Interfaculty Institute of Microbiology and Infection Medicine, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

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  • Petra Staubitz,

    Affiliation: Cellular and Molecular Microbiology Division, Interfaculty Institute of Microbiology and Infection Medicine, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

    Current address: General Microbiology Department, University of Gottingen, Gottingen, Germany

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  • Nagendra N. Mishra,

    Affiliation: Division of Infectious Diseases, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor–University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center, Torrance, California, United States of America

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  • Soo-Jin Yang,

    Affiliation: Division of Infectious Diseases, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor–University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center, Torrance, California, United States of America

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  • Gabriele Hornig,

    Affiliation: Cellular and Molecular Microbiology Division, Interfaculty Institute of Microbiology and Infection Medicine, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

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  • Hubert Kalbacher,

    Affiliation: Medical and Natural Sciences Research Center, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

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  • Arnold S. Bayer,

    Affiliations: Division of Infectious Diseases, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor–University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center, Torrance, California, United States of America, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Dirk Kraus,

    Affiliation: Cellular and Molecular Microbiology Division, Interfaculty Institute of Microbiology and Infection Medicine, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

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  • Andreas Peschel mail

    andreas.peschel@uni-tuebingen.de

    Affiliation: Cellular and Molecular Microbiology Division, Interfaculty Institute of Microbiology and Infection Medicine, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

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  • Published: November 13, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000660

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