murein


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mu·re·in

 (myo͝or′ē-ĭn, myo͝or′ēn′)

murein

(ˈmjʊəriːn)
n
(Biochemistry) any of several polymers containing sugars and amino acids which help to make up the cell walls of certain bacteria. Also called: peptidoglycan
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The cell wall of fungi contains chitin and ergosterol, while the cell wall of bacteria contains murein [48, 49].
Hilpert et al [30] found that archaea were insensitive to many antibiotics that act against eubacteria and eukaryotes, such as those inhibiting the synthesis or cross-linkage of the peptide subunit of murein or those that inhibit the synthesis of RNA.
None of the other flagellar biosynthetic proteins that are found in other enteric bacteria, such as FlhB, FlhA, FlhF, FliP, FliQ and FliR, except for flagellar biosynthetic protein FliZ (RWLH00696) and murein transglycosylase (RWLH04013, RWLH05152), was identified in this genome.
hipA, a newly recognized gene of Escherichia coli K-12 that affects frequency of persistence after inhibition of murein synthesis.
MSA REGULATES PROCESSING OF MUREIN HYDROLASES IN STAPHYLOCOCCUS A UREUS