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Disease relevance of Peptococcus


High impact information on Peptococcus

  • The sequence of the first half of Av FdI is closely homologous with ferredoxin from Peptococcus aerogenes (Pa Fd, 54 amino acids) and the fold of the corresponding chain is almost identical [6].
  • The NH ... S hydrogen bonds between polypeptide nitrogen atoms, and both cysteine and inorganic sulfur atoms, are present, as in ferrodoxin from Peptococcus aerogenes [7].
  • Steroid sulfatase activity in a Peptococcus niger strain from the human intestinal microflora [8].
  • A strictly anaerobic gram-positive coccus, identified as Peptococcus niger, that developed sulfatase activity towards steroid-3-sulfate esters was isolated from human fecal material [8].
  • When used with clindamycin, gentamicin significantly reduced the MIC for one strain each of Peptococcus magnus and Clostridium difficile [9].

Chemical compound and disease context of Peptococcus


Gene context of Peptococcus

  • Peptococcus saccharolyticus was the single species assigned to group IV because it yielded C14, C16, C18:1, C18, and C20 fatty acids and a prominent unidentified peak that occurred between C14 and C16 fatty acids [15].
  • A patient is described in whom the first recurrence of a cloacogenic carcinoma of the rectum was an intrahepatic metastasis associated with an hepatic abscess caused by the anaerobic bacterium Peptococcus prevotii [16].


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  2. Comparative in vitro activities of niridazole and metronidazole against anaerobic and microaerophilic bacteria. Hof, H., Sticht-Groh, V., Müller, K.M. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. (1982) [Pubmed]
  3. Ability of oral bacteria to degrade fibronectin. Wikström, M., Linde, A. Infect. Immun. (1986) [Pubmed]
  4. In vitro susceptibility of anaerobic bacteria to ciprofloxacin (Bay o 9867). Prabhala, R.H., Rao, B., Marshall, R., Bansal, M.B., Thadepalli, H. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. (1984) [Pubmed]
  5. Growth of Peptococcus and Peptostreptococcus: effect of variations of culture media on efficiency of recovery. Marshall, R., Yasui, V.K., Prabhala, R., Kaufman, A.K., Wallace, I. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. (1981) [Pubmed]
  6. Structure of ferredoxin I from Azotobacter vinelandii. Stout, G.H., Turley, S., Sieker, L.C., Jensen, L.H. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. (1988) [Pubmed]
  7. Tertiary structure of Bacillus thermoproteolyticus [4Fe-4S] ferredoxin. Evolutionary implications for bacterial ferredoxins. Fukuyama, K., Nagahara, Y., Tsukihara, T., Katsube, Y., Hase, T., Matsubara, H. J. Mol. Biol. (1988) [Pubmed]
  8. Steroid sulfatase activity in a Peptococcus niger strain from the human intestinal microflora. Van Eldere, J.R., De Pauw, G., Eyssen, H.J. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. (1987) [Pubmed]
  9. Interaction between penicillin, clindamycin or metronidazole and gentamicin against species of clostridia and anaerobic and facultatively anaerobic gram-positive cocci. Brook, I., Walker, R.I. J. Antimicrob. Chemother. (1985) [Pubmed]
  10. Y13C Azotobacter vinelandii ferredoxin I. A designed [Fe-S] ligand motif contains a cysteine persulfide. Kemper, M.A., Stout, C.D., Lloyd, S.J., Prasad, G.S., Fawcett, S.E., Armstrong, F.A., Shen, B., Burgess, B.K., Lloyd, S.E., Fawcett, S. J. Biol. Chem. (1997) [Pubmed]
  11. Rapid diagnosis of anaerobic empyema by direct gas-liquid chromatography of pleural fluid. Thadepalli, H., Gangopadhyay, P.K. Chest (1980) [Pubmed]
  12. Purification, characterisation and reconstitution of glutaconyl-CoA decarboxylase, a biotin-dependent sodium pump from anaerobic bacteria. Buckel, W., Semmler, R. Eur. J. Biochem. (1983) [Pubmed]
  13. In vitro activity of ampicillin plus sulbactam against anaerobes compared to ampicillin and cefoxitin. Heizmann, W., Heilmann, F., Werner, H. Infection (1987) [Pubmed]
  14. Lactic acid-utilizing bacteria in ruminal fluid of a steer adapted from hay feeding to a high-grain ration. Huber, T.L., Cooley, J.H., Goetsch, D.D., Das, N.K. Am. J. Vet. Res. (1976) [Pubmed]
  15. Long-chain fatty acids of peptococci and peptostreptococci. Wells, C.L., Field, C.R. J. Clin. Microbiol. (1976) [Pubmed]
  16. Anaerobic liver abscess and intrahepatic metastases: a case report and review of the literature. Trump, D.L., Fahnestock, R., Cloutier, C.T., Dickman, M.D. Cancer (1978) [Pubmed]
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