Adherence of Mycoplasma gallisepticum involves variable surface membrane proteins

A. Athamna, R. Rosengarten, S. Levisohn, I. Kahane, D. Yogev*

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Abstract

Adherence of Mycoplasma gallisepticum to erythrocytes was examined by colony immunoblotting, detergent phase fractionation, trypsin treatment, comparison of protein profiles, and comparison of erythrocyte-bound mycoplasma protein fractions of hemadsorption-positive and -negative mutants. The binding of M. gallisepticum to chicken or human erythrocytes was found to be mediated via surface-exposed membrane proteins undergoing high-frequency phase variation.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)2468-2471
Number of pages4
JournalInfection and Immunity
Volume65
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997

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