In staphylococci, the main molecule responsible for intercellular adhesion is a polysaccharide intercellular adhesin
(PIA), also known as a poly-N-acetylglucosamine (PNAG ).
MAD1 is involved in insect pathogenicity and MAD2 with fungal adhesion to plant roots (WANG & St.
Miyata, "Isolation and characterization of P1 adhesin
, a leg protein of the gliding bacterium Mycoplasma pneumoniae," Journal of Bacteriology, vol.
pylori to the gastric epithelial cell surface through formation of membrane attachment pedestals requires bacterial adhesins
to recognise and specifically bind to host receptors expressed on the cell surface.
Immunization with Haemophilus influenzae hap adhesin
protects against nasopharyngeal colonization in experimental mice.
1998) Minimum chemi cal requirements for adhesin
activity of the acidstable part of Candida albicans cell wall phosphomannoprotein complex.
Clinical relevance of the Helicobacter pylori gene for blood-group antigen-binding adhesin
pneumoniae was accompanied by significant increases in capsule-specific IgG, as well as by small but significant increases in antibodies to both pneumolysin and pneumococcal surface adhesin
A (PsaA), but not to pneumococcal surface protein A (PspA), with higher levels of anti-capsular antibodies at the outset being associated with a reduction in carriage.
Although it seems unlikely that Microciona would encounter the HJV virus in its natural surrounding, we propose that this model typifies cross-species binding (as demonstrated by a non-self adhesin
unrelated to the known self-binding epitapes), and it may provide the sponge with a means of immobilizing symbionts or other forms that are required for nutrition or far disposal by macrophages.
A variant had an insertion sequence that disrupted this gene, as described for ET-15 meningococci (10).
Directed mutagenesis of adhesin
genes in several oral pathogens will be used to create a library of knockout strains.
faecium Acm collagen-binding protein (adhesin
); efaA, cell wall adhesin
expressed in patient serum (endocarditis-specific antigen A) for both species; eep (enhanced expression of pheromone), membrane protein of E.