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The protein component of bacterial adhesive appendages that help the bacterium to stick to tissue or container surfaces, often the glycoproteins on the surface of eukaryotic cells.
[pilus 2. + -in]
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Purification and characterization of Eikenella corrodens type IV pilin.
Al tiempo en que los representantes de la oposicion anunciaban el balance del vigesimo dia de paro y la continuacion de la medida, el gobierno, a traves de cadena nacional, informaba sobre la movilizacion del buque Pilin Leon el cual se habia mantenido "fondeado" durante dieciseis dias.
VirB2 protein is the major pilin subunit of the pilus that mediates the transfer of the T-DNA Agrobacterium to plants by lining the channel during the transfer from the bacterium to the plant cell (see Fig.
For the amplification and detection of GC, a region within the multicopy pilin gene-inverting protein homologue (13) was chosen.
The pilin protein, like an antibody molecule, can be divided into regions that are constant (invariant), characterized by single amino acid changes (semivariable) and characterized by larger insertions and deletions (hypervariable).
Among these hrp genes that encoding for TTSS we found hrpA, the structural gene encoding Hrp pilin and is an essential pathogenicity determinant for Pseudomonas syringae pv.
Serial isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa from a cystic fibrosis patient have identical pilin sequences.
A gene located in this deletion encodes a putative type IV pilin, which may affect the colonization and virulence potential of these strains.
influenzae type b pilin (hif), but could find no systematic difference in binding of HaeBPF and conventional Hae strains to human epithelial cells and could not conclusively implicate this locus in virulence.
Furthermore, by using specific antibodies directed against the major pilin subunits (16,17), we identified a clear, nonrandom association between ST28 strains and expression of both pili (Table 3).