Zainab Al-Khatib


Molecular mechanism of nisin resistance


Area: expression
Project Start: 1.04.2011
Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Karl-Erich Jaeger, Prof. Dr. Lutz Schmitt, Prof. Dr. Sander Smits
University: Duesseldorf


Zainab defended her thesis in May 2014 and is an alumna of the CLIB-GC.


Al-Khatib Z, Abts A, Mavaro A, Schmitt L, Smits SHJ (2012) Lantibiotics: How do producers become self-protected? J Biotechnol. 2012.

Khosa S, Alkhatib Z, Smits SH (2013) NSR from Streptococcus agalactiae confers resistance against nisin and is encoded by a conserved nsr operon. Biological chemistry 394: 1543-1549.

AlKhatib Z, Lagedroste M, Fey I, Kleinschrodt D, Abts A, Smits SH (2014a) Lantibiotic immunity: inhibition of nisin mediated pore formation by NisI. PloS one 9: e102246.

AlKhatib Z, Lagedroste M, Zaschke J, Wagner M, Abts A, Fey I, Kleinschrodt D, Smits SH (2014) The C-terminus of nisin is important for the ABC transporter NisFEG to confer immunity in Lactococcus lactis. Microbiologyopen 3: 752–763.


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