aggressins

aggressins

enzymes that are produced by pathogenic bacteria. The aggressins dissolve tissues and enable the bacteria to enter the host tissues.
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These include: (i) adhesions, which promote microbial adherence to host tissues; (ii) invasins, which are responsible for tissue invasion; (iii) impedins, molecules which allow microbes to overcome host mechanisms; (iv) aggressins, factors which promote damage to host cells and tissues; and (v) immunomodulatory microbial components.