The present invention relates to antimicrobial agents against Gram-positive bacteria, in particular to fusion proteins composed of an enzyme having the activity of degrading the cell wall of Gram-positive bacteria and an additional peptide stretch fused to the enzyme at the N-or C-terminus. Moreover, the present invention relates to nucleic acid molecules encoding said fusion protein, vectors comprising said nucleic acid molecules and host cells comprising either said nucleic acid molecules or said vectors. In addition, the present invention relates to said fusion protein for use as a medicament, in particular for the treatment or prevention of Gram-positive bacterial infections, as diagnostic means or as cosmetic substance. The present invention also relates to the treatment or prevention of Gram-positive bacterial contamination of foodstuff, of food processing equipment, of food processing plants, of surfaces coming into contact with foodstuff, of medical devices, of surfaces in hospitals and surgeries. Further, the present...

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