Homologous regions shared by adhesin genes of Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Mycoplasma genitalium

Shatha F. Dallo, John R. Norton, Chung Jey Su, Joel B. Baseman

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Abstract

A λgt11 library of Mycoplasma genitalium genomic DNA was generated, and clones were identified using a pool of monoclonal antibodies directed against different epitopes of the 140 kDa adhesin protein. Because the 140 kDa protein of M. genitalium and the 170 kDa P1 adhesin of M. pneumoniae share biological properties such as a tip-associated location, cytadherence function and immunologic crossreactivity, we performed Southern blot analysis using these cloned partial 140 kDa gene fragments and 14 subclones that span the P1 structural gene of M. pneumoniae. Homologous regions of the two genes were identified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-73
Number of pages5
JournalMicrobial Pathogenesis
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1989

Keywords

  • DNA homology
  • Mycoplasma
  • adhesins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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