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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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Alteration of the pilin adhesin of Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO results in normal pilus biogenesis but a loss of adherence to human pneumocyte cells and decreased virulence in mice.
Wade, "Immune response genes modulate serologic responses to Vibrio cholerae TcpA pilin peptides," Infection and Immunity, vol.
As the elaboration of pili from pilin subunits (BcpA1 and BcpA2) is a feature of B cereus strains, but not of B anthracis, these findings further corroborated the idea that this patient's infection was not caused by a bona fide B anthracis strain.
They are composed primarily of a single small protein subunit, usually termed PilA or pilin, which is arranged in helical conformation with 5 subunits per turn and which may be glycosylated and/or phosphorylated in different species.
Sivaramakrishanan and Guillaume Pilin (co-winners for the oral) and Yannick de Ladurantaye (poster winner).
PCR SDA (COBAS Roche Amplicor) (BD ProbeTec) Type of DNA DNA nucleic acid amplified Nucleic-acid GC: Cytosine methyl GC: pilin gene targets transferase gene (M:Ngo P11) or pilin gene CT: omp1 gene on CT: omp1 gene on cryptic cryptic plasmid plasmid Differences Primer binds to DNA Uses isothermal technique, in method of gene sequence, which is which reduces non-specific amplification subsequently amplified, binding of primers.
A comparative analysis of pilin from pathogenesis and nonpathogenesis Neisseria species.
22, the government achieved its first major victory in its efforts to break the oil strike when it captured the striker-controlled oil tanker Pilin Leon.
According to Xinhua news agency, an investigation and thorough verification had determined that the crash was an act of sabotage created when passenger Zhang Pilin started a fire on board the aircraft.
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.