Prof. Jon Nissen-Meyer

Current affilation:
Biochemistry Department of Molecular Biosciences University of Oslo, Norway

Recent publications:

  • Kristiansen, P.E., Fimland, G., Mantzilas, D., and Nissen-Meyer, J. 2005. Structure and mode of action of the membrane-permeabilizing antimicrobial peptide pheromone plantaricin A.Journal of Biological Chemistry 280, 22945-22950.
  • Sand, S.L., Oppegård, C., Ohara, S., Iijima, T., Naderi, S., Blomhoff, H.K., Nissen-Meyer, J., and Sand, O. 2010. Plantaricin A, a peptide pheromone produced by Lactobacillus plantarum, permeabilizes the cell membrane of both normal and cancerous lymphocytes and neuronal cells. Peptides 31, 1237-1244.
  • Nissen-Meyer, J., Oppegård, C., Rogne, P., Haugen, H.S., and Kristiansen, P.E. 2011. The Two-Peptide (Class-IIb) Bacteriocins: Genetics, Biosynthesis, Structure and Mode-of-Action. Book chapter, in press, Springer 10
  • Haugen, H.S., Fimland, G. and Nissen-Meyer, J. 2011. Mutational analysis of residues in the helical region of the class IIa bacteriocin pediocin PA-1. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 77, 1966-1972. 

Expertise and research areas:
Characterisation of ribosomally synthesized antimicrobial peptides: their function, structure, biogenesis and mechanism of action and two-peptide-bacteriocins. 

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