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Descriptor English: Nisin
Descriptor Spanish: Nisina
Descriptor Portuguese: Nisina
Descriptor French: Nisine
Tree number(s): D04.345.566.582
D12.644.641.582
D12.776.097.151.700
D12.776.543.695.110.700
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009561
Scope note: A 34-amino acid polypeptide antibiotic produced by Streptococcus lactis. It has been used as a food preservative in canned fruits and vegetables, and cheese.
Allowable Qualifiers: AA analogs & derivatives
AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
DE drug effects
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Pharm Action: Anti-Bacterial Agents
Food Preservatives
Registry Number: 1414-45-5
Previous Indexing: Antibiotics (1966-1972)
Public MeSH Note: 73
History Note: 73
DeCS ID: 9746
Unique ID: D009561
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1973/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2007/07/09
Nisin - Preferred
Concept UI M0014869
Scope note A 34-amino acid polypeptide antibiotic produced by Streptococcus lactis. It has been used as a food preservative in canned fruits and vegetables, and cheese.
Preferred term Nisin



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